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Public meeting on the future of St James' Church, Dudley

Published: 2nd May 2023

St James' Church in DudleyA public meeting to discuss the future of St James’ Church in Dudley will be held at the church on Wednesday 17 May at 7pm.

Built in 1840, St James has been on the English Heritage ‘At Risk’ Register for many years and an estimated £1.5m is needed for repairs plus a new heating system and other facilities. With a declining congregation of fewer than 20 people, the Church Council is unable to meet the cost of these repairs and are regretfully suggesting the church should be closed for public worship.

The Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke, will host the public meeting. She said:

“We are aware that St James’ Church will be an important building for many in the local area and this meeting is an opportunity to hear more about the church’s current situation and what might be possible in the future. We hope that as many people as possible will come along to contribute to the discussion.”

All are welcome to the open meeting which will be held at St James’ Church at 7pm on 17 May. The meeting will include short presentations and a chance to ask questions on the different options for the future of the church building.

Page last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2023 12:13 PM

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