The Archdiocese of Birmingham has sold a Catholic church in Stoke-On-Trent to the local Muslim community, reports The Catholic Herald.
St Peter’s Catholic Church in Cobridge was put up for sale following a decline in the number of parishioners.
A spokeswoman for the archdiocese said: 'The parish of Cobridge has a long history, but in recent times the number of Catholics living in the area has shrunk to such an extent that those attending Mass at St. Peter’s were simply no longer able to maintain a priest and the church buildings.
'The church was put up for sale on the open market. A modest number of offers were received and a local Muslim community made the best offer, acceptable to the diocesan trustees after consultation in other local parishes.'
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