Canada: Algoma diocese suggests closure of 16 churches in Muskoka

By André Forget
Posted Aug 17, 2016

[Anglican Journal] The Muskoka region in the diocese of Algoma is famous for its idyllic lakes, rocky shorelines, and—in Anglican circles—its rich history of missionary activity by the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

But following years of declining membership and ongoing disagreement among its clergy about how best to adjust to shifting patterns of religious affiliation and church attendance, the bishop and the diocesan executive committee have approved a set of recommendations for reorganization that, if adopted, will lead to the shuttering of 16 of the deanery’s 35 churches.

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  1. William Funk says:

    The spirit of Lord Beeching (rationalizer of British rail lines in the 1960s) lives on!

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