A HEREFORDSHIRE town will lose one of its churches this summer after bosses admitted it was financially unviable.

The local ecumenical partnership for Christ Church in Ross-on-Wye, a partnership between the United Reformed and Methodist churches, voted to close the church at the end of August.


A spokesperson for the Methodist Church, a Protestant Christian denomination, said it had become apparent that Christ Church, in Edde Cross Street, was "financially unsustainable".

The closure has been confirmed at a church council meeting.

No decision has yet been made about the future of the building, but a thanksgiving service will be held before the closure and the congregation would be helped to find other places of worship.


The Methodist Church spokesperson said: "A service of thanksgiving for the mission and ministry of the church and for the two congregations, Methodist and United Reformed Church, will be held on a date yet to be determined.

"Congregation members will be helped to find a new congregations.”