The Sussex Inlet community is not just going to lie down and allow their community church to be taken away – they will fight to save it
A rally to save the facility will be held tomorrow (Saturday August 12) from 10am at the Jacobs Drive site.
It looks like the Uniting Church wants to sell the facility and the community is ready for a battle – see video.
Well known local community member David Tarbert said the proposed sale of the facility was just not right.
“It (the church) is the core - the heart of the town,’ he said
“It’s in non-stop use - open for everyone to use.”
Mr Tarbert said they needed answers from the Uniting Church.
“It a bit of a joke and they won't talk to the community,” he said.
What the Uniting Church says
A spokesperson for the Uniting Church said their property in Sussex Inlet is not currently for sale.
“The Sussex Inlet Community Church is a tenant of the Uniting Church and is not a congregation of the Uniting Church, having chosen to split from the Church in the early 2000’s,” the spokesperson said.
“We are discussing a number of options with members of the community church to remain as a tenant, including sale of the site to the community church, ongoing rental at concessional rates or alternative uses.
“At every point the Uniting Church has sought constructive dialogue with the Sussex Inlet Community Church and will continue to do so in good faith.”