FOR SALE: THE CHURCH OF ST. MATCHSTALK

From THE TELEGRAPH:

LS Lowry was instantly taken with the tiny Wath Brow Mission Church during a visit to Cumbria in 1948. His painting is now worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and is thought to be held in a private collection, but the church itself still stands close to Cleator Moor.

But after almost 130 years as a place of worship, the 300-seat church has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Church of England. It is to be sold at auction with a guide price of £60,000 to £70,000 - a fraction of the value of the painting itself..

The local council has indicated it is happy for the church to be redeveloped into a house or business, on one condition: that Lowry’s famous façade is left intact.

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FOR SALE: THE CHURCH OF ST. MATCHSTALK — 5 Comments

  1. This is a send-up, right? ‘Cuz that painting looks like it was done by my brother when he was 10. Mind you, he was pretty good at 10, but still…