In less than two years, founders of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church have not only managed to fill the pews, they have raised enough money to buy the former St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church property outright.
Christ the Redeemer, which broke away from Christ Church in Hamilton over what they saw as "moral drift" in the Episcopal Church as a whole, had been leasing the former Catholic church since 2009.
On Feb. 16, the Anglican church paid $1.6 million for the property, after raising $800,000 for a down payment in just six months. The deed was placed on the altar.
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