Psst! Wanna buy a church?

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The former Cambridge Park Methodist Church is, a year after its closure, finally on the market. Agents Cluttons are inviting bids, saying:

Being sold with the benefit of vacant possession, the site has potential for multiple uses including residential and alternative community use such as a nursery, healthcare or public hall…Cambridge Park Methodist Church presents a rare opportunity for a house builder, developer or any individual interested in former church sites. The site – with or without the existing buildings – has great potential both as a residential conversion or a business or community venture subject to obtaining the necessary consents

Developers have already expressed interest too, and so for many it will feel like there’s an almost grim inevitability that this site – so easily accessed from Christchurch Green – will end up as flats. Though charming inside, as the gallery of images above which we originally ran on this site last year shows, the existing property doesn’t immediately seem  to have the potential that the halls formerly belonging to the United Reformed Church on Grosvenor Road had. They were converted into a private nursery’s breakfast and after school club last year – very sympathetically. Many in Wanstead will be hoping for some sort of public use for the site.

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