Deconsecration of a Sacred Space

By on September 30, 2023
Janet English

On August 27, the congregation of St. George’s, Brandon, alongside former members and supporters from across the diocese and province, gathered to mark the end of an era. The deconsecration of a church building is always a sombre event since the church building for so many people holds fond (and not so fond) memories. As was said to me in an email as I was putting together the paper, “Many people in the diocese, including myself, trace our connection with Jesus, spiritual conversion or development to events which happened in this place over the decades.” This is true. However, out of this deconsecration arises a few new things: the first is that the old St. George’s building has been sold to Cities Church, a church plant in Brandon, and will continue to be used for the glory of God and the preaching of His Word. The second is a new relationship between St. George’s Anglican and Redeemer Lutheran in Brandon. This relationship is still being moulded at press time, but we pray that in God’s time it will blossom into something fruitful that brings glory to the Holy and Undivided Trinity.

Pictures from the occasion are below.


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