Q&A for St John’s land sale


St John's Anglican Church in Camden.

THE Camden community is invited to a meeting with St John’s Anglican Church to answer questions and discuss concerns over the potential sale of church land.

The Sydney Anglican Diocese last month approved the sale of 1.3ha of the St John’s Anglican Church site and rectory.

Rev Tony Galea said the meeting would be an opportunity for members of the community to have questions answered.

“I am looking forward to be able to clarify information, as I think there has been a bit of miscommunication so far,” he said.

“A number of parishioners and community members have been asking questions, and now is a chance to answer them.

“We said we would consult with the community and now we are doing that.”

The meeting is expected to address plans for a new worship centre, parking concerns and the motivation behind selling the land.

The decision to sell the land has angered some members of the community, including the Camden Residents Action Group.

Rev Galea said despite the approval to sell the land, there was still no imminent buyer. There are no plans for St John’s Anglican Church, built in 1849, to be sold.

The community meeting will be held at 11.30am on Sunday, July 2, at the church. Details: 4655 1675.