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Sittingbourne United Reformed Church goes up for sale

It’s no two-up, two-down but it does come with a steeple.

Sittingbourne’s former United Reformed Church (URC) has gone on the market for offers in the region of £400,000.

It consists of the traditional stone church front on the High Street and Central Avenue’s two-storey Crescent Hall.

The United Reformed Church in High Street, Sittingbourne
The United Reformed Church in High Street, Sittingbourne

The church has been out of use since July 2015.

Crescent Hall, behind the church, was built in the late 20th century and includes the hall and meeting rooms.

The hall is one of the town’s few buildings available for community use and is home to radio station SFM and the Ichthus Christian Fellowship.

The church, thought to be the tallest building in town, was built in the 1860s.

Crescent Hall, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Crescent Hall, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne

In 2015, the United Reformed Church’s southern synod said it was considering what would happen to the building. It was eventually put up for sale at the end of last month.

Former church elder Lynda Nash, who is among those tasked with showing potential buyers around, said there had already been interest.

“We’ve had a few people come and look around, so watch this space. It could be used for anything.”

She added: “The whole situation evolved because the church did not have enough members to keep it going. Sadly, it’s now got to be sold.

“It feels very different when you go in there now where it’s not been used."

“I’d still like to see it as a place of worship but I don’t think that will happen. Hopefully it will be bought by someone who can made good use of it and it can still be used by the community.”

It is on the market with Maidstone-based Caxtons chartered surveyors. For more information, visit caxtons.com

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