13. The Church must come down


St. Luke’s, Ramsgate

Below is a cutting from a local paper (Friday 11th November 1988). It features a picture of the then vicar, Geoff Pearson standing in the church. At this time plans were put forward to sell off St. Luke’s to be used for affordable housing and use the money to build a smaller more compact community hall and church on the hall site. The plans progressed a long way and received the support of most of the congregation at the time. However, in the end the house prices changed and the scheme became economically impossible and was abandoned.

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