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Monkspath residents canvassed on new church plan

AN APPEAL has been made to Monkspath residents to signal whether they would support the establishment of an ecumenical place of worship on the estate.

AN APPEAL has been made to Monkspath residents to signal whether they would support the establishment of an ecumenical place of worship on the estate.

As reported by the Solihull Times earlier this month, a scheme to build a church fell through because the £400,000 needed could not be raised.

A building plot at the corner of Shelly Crescent and Farmhouse Way, which was bought jointly by the Methodist and Baptist Churches from Solihull Council, had to be sold back to the authority.

Now the two denominations are exploring the possibility of going ahead with a scaled-down project with the local community association.

“We are hoping they might be able to find space for us at their centre in Farmhouse Way,” said Baptist minister, Rev Ken Hawkings. “Perhaps existing buildings could be adapted for our use.

“Another idea is for us to buy a house on the estate and convert it into a place of worship.”

l Do you think there should be a church in Monkspath? E-mail solihull_times@mrn.co.uk.

 

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