THE country’s housing affordability crisis has become so dire that even God has been forced to sell off his weekenders.
Five churches in the country town of Young will go under the hammer due to rising costs of living and the falling attendance of parishioners.
The Anglican churches, which have a combined 428 years in the Lord’s service, will be auctioned next Saturday and are expected to sell for between $20,000 to $100,000 each.
Anglican Diocese of Canberra assistant Bishop Allan Ewing told The Daily Telegraph they simply couldn’t afford to keep the churches operating.
“We’re having to deal with reality. They became a real financial burden and while we made the decision relatively recently we’ve been talking about it for a long time,” Bishop Ewing said.