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Muslim group purchases old Catholic church

St Peter's located on the Waterloo Road, Cobridge was built in the 1930s

By Jonathan Sanders / 22 Oct 2013

In a move which shows religious tolerance a muslim group has bought a catholic church which was fighting to sustain amidst very less attendees.

 St Peter's located on the Waterloo Road, Cobridge was built in the 1930s and a Christian church was there on the site since the late eighteenth century.

The church has been suffering with extremely low attendance and finally shut down in July last year.

Following the church's closure the body looking after it, the Archdiocese of Birmingham, has sold it to the Medina Mosque community group. They were presently using two terraced houses for prayer and assemblies on the same road.

A spokesman informed that the decline of Cobridge has a long history, but in recently the number of Catholics residing in the area have reduced so much that it wasn't possible to maintain a priest and the church buildings.

He added, "The congregation was set available to be purchased on the open market. An unassuming number of offers were appropriated and a nearby Muslim group made the best offer, worthy to the trustees after counsel in other nearby areas."

 

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