QUEBEC – New statistics on church closure and extended use

According to the findings of TC Media, nearly 300 churches have found a new use in Quebec during the last decennium.

Between 1900 and 2003, some 250 churches were reconverted, according to the UQAM, Québec University, Montréal.

Today, about one church a week is closed, sold or transformed for a new use. Between 2003 and 2013, 285 churches were adapted to a new use, and 40 were torn down. New uses include commercial functions (3%), cultural functions (8%), residential (7%) or library (2%) functions; 17% of church buildings go on to host services of a different religion.

Read the original post in French here.

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