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Waltham church closes after nearly 200 years

December 28, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Trinity Church is closing after nearly 200 years.

WBZ reports (http://cbsloc.al/1rtq7A7) that the non-denominational Christian church, which was founded in 1820, is closing due to dwindling attendance and financial concerns.

Rev. Allen Batchelder presided over the final Sunday service at the white stone church on Main Street, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

He wiped away tears and said the closing was “very emotional” for church members. One worshipper recalled being baptized 39 years ago at the church. Another said its closing would leave a “hole” in his life.

The building is expected to remain a church, however. The New Light Korean Church, which currently rents space, will eventually take ownership.

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Information from: WBZ-TV, http://cbsboston.com

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