HALLOWELL — After one final future service, Saints Matthew and Barnabas Episcopal Church is expected to close its door for good.
That message came down from Senior Warden Patricia Welton-Buck in a release posted on the church’s website Oct. 24. Welton-Buck wrote that the Union Street church “no longer (has) the finances based on present pledges and resources to remain open long term.”
The St. Matthew’s Church parish was organized in 1859, and the church was built on land purchased for $180 in 1860. Later that year, the church was consecrated.
A house next door was purchased in the 1980s and a new parish hall was built in