Quarriers sells off church to improve community work

A landmark church building that is in need of repair is to be sold by a care charity to prevent the site from draining further resources.

The church, known as "the Children's Cathedral", will be sold by the Scottish social care charity Quarriers to property developers the Burrell Company.

The developers made an offer on the church following the rejection by the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust to take on the property.

The charity is making the sale in order to plough its resources back into its community services for children and adults.

Subject to planning permission, the church will be turned into 14 luxury homes, with cash from the sale going towards the creation of a new place of worship for the remaining members of the congregation.

Phil Robinson, chief executive of Quarriers, said: "It costs a great deal to maintain and heat and that is money which we feel should be spent on our services.

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