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Old churches ‘altar-ed’ to real estate escapes

THE recent market listing of the Macarthur Catholic church will put it on a growing list of small-town churches that have gone under the hammer.

But what has become of these buildings now they are no longer houses of worship?

Geoff Fellenberg, of Cavendish, lives in the town’s former Catholic Church and told The Spectator that he loved the building not just for its unique charm, but its rich history.

“Its actual name is St Brigid’s Catholic Church, but we call it ‘The Church’,” Mr Fellenberg said.

“I like the characteristics of it, inside it has got a mezzanine, I sleep upstairs, overlooking the kitchen and the dining room.

“Quite a few people like the fact that it has still got the original stained glass.”

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