The old abandoned church
The old abandoned church

The old abandoned church

The old abandoned church

Another breathless parish

Montérégie (Quebec), Canada

The exodus of churches is not a secret. While in 2003 there was 2751 places of worship in Quebec, 270 of them were sold, closed or transformed in the space of ten years. And the trend is still moving in the same path. If a little more than half of those closed were able to find a new vocation, all were not so lucky.

This is the case of this church located in the Montérégie that closed its doors in 2015 and therefore, is not part of the above-mentioned statistics. Moreover, unlike many of its counterparts mired in deficits, the closure of this church is not related to a lack of money, but to the decline of his parishioners. Located in a village of just under 2 000 inhabitants, there were only about thirty of citizens who were there for religious ceremonies before its closure.

This is also the second church to close its doors in this parish in the space of a few years. A third church was spared for now, but who knows what will happen in the years to come.

The parish has currently no plans for the building. No auction to sell relics and furniture has been announced, despite the many meetings of its board of directors.

If its members rejoice seeing their church used for a movie in the last weeks, it will be difficult to find a new vocation for a large building in a small village. For the moment, apart from the peeling paint on the ceiling, it remains in a resplendent form.

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