For sale: One Episcopal church with small-town charm in Oakfield, New York

Posted by Kendall Harmon

If you’re in the market for a property filled with colorful stained glass windows, decorative mahogany wood, plenty of reading materials and an entertainment center, Steven Metcalfe has got just the thing.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, which closed for services in August 2009, is up for sale.

“We would love for somebody to come in and operate a church here. We’re open to whoever can see the possibilities,” the Rev. Metcalfe said Tuesday at the South Main Street site.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Parishes* Economics, PoliticsEconomyHousing/Real Estate Market

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Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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1. rwkachur wrote:

I am assuming Rev. Metcalfe just overlooked the memo…the TEC policy is not to leave the property “open to whoever can see the possibilities,” ACNA, AMiA etc. need not apply.

May 23, 5:55 pm | [comment link]
2. Richard A. Menees wrote:

Does this church really exist (in California?) or is it in New York where the rector in the picture has a church in Batavia?

Just asking because there does not seem to be an Oakfield in California.

May 23, 6:28 pm | [comment link]
3. Alta Californian wrote:

I don’t know if Kendall can correct his headlines, but this does appear to be in New York, not in California.

Corrected by the elf.

May 23, 8:37 pm | [comment link]
4. Statmann wrote:

Richard:  You are correct.  St Michael was in Western NY as is St James.  St James could use the funds.  From 2002 through 2010 Members went from 800 to 300, ASA from 80 to 60, and Plate & Pledge about the same at $110K which is about down 20 percent when adjusted for inflation.  Statmann

May 23, 8:53 pm | [comment link]
5. Alta Californian wrote:

Grazi, elves.

May 24, 1:51 pm | [comment link]


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