Lack of members close church

A LACK of members and funds will see St Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Monto, close this week after operating for more than 80 years.

Past members and friends of the church are invited to attend the final service on Sunday from 10.30am.

Church member Desley Kuhn has worshipped at the church since 1981 and said she would be sad to see it close.

“It is sad to see it go as it has been a big part of our lives,” she said.

“It just isn’t practical anymore, though.”

The number of church members has fallen to just eight and the minister drives 100km from Biloela each week to run the service.

“There is an insufficient number of people of the Lutheran faith in this area to continue,” Mrs Kuhn said.

Arrangements have been made for the Lutherans in town to worship with those of the Anglican faith.

“Unfortunately you just can’t manufacture people to worship at the church,” Mrs Kuhn said.

“The younger people, while not any less Christian, are less committed to church worship.”

Attendees are asked to bring and share lunch to follow the service.

For more information, telephone 4166 1252.



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