Thursday, 17 May 2007

Chelmsford Diocese "disdainful and underhand" over sale of village rectory

Ed: No surprise there, then.

CHURCH officials have been accused of acting in a “disdainful and underhand” manner in a bitter row over the sale of an Essex village rectory.

Fingringhoe Rectory, near Colchester, has been put up for sale by the Diocese of Chelmsford with the money raised set to boost Church coffers.

But the proposed sale has sparked anger in the local community as, more than 40 years ago, generous villagers had gifted the land to the Church to build the rectory and paid nearly half of the mortgage. Read more

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