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Midland Church of Christ to be knocked down
Minister Ken Duffy is concerned for the church’s future home.

Church of Christ to be demolished

By Morgan de Smidt 

ASBESTOS has led to the demise of an iconic A-frame chapel in Midland.

The Midland branch Valley Church of Christ on Brockman Road is set to be demolished after asbestos was discovered in October.

Minister Ken Duffy said church members were in shock when they found out its doors had to be closed so close to Christmas.

“It just caught everyone off guard,” he said.

For the past two months the church has been running services out of the adjoining hall but since the chapel and hall were fenced off for demolition, they’ve had nowhere to run services and meetings from.

Landowner Joe Candeloro has given the church the option of returning to the hall once demolition is complete, but Minister Duffy said he was concerned about any remaining presence of asbestos.

“It’s been one of the most stressful situations,” he added.

“We need to keep the church going, if we don’t, we remove the conscience from the community.”

The church has temporarily moved to Purslowe and Chipper Funeral’s chapel next door.

There are currently no plans for the future of the site.

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