Tuesday, November 30, 2010

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brockton (MA) marks final Sunday morning service

By Maria Papadopoulos
Enterprise Staff Writer
Posted Nov 29, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts told church members in September that St. Paul’s would close because its small congregation no longer could support the building’s maintenance costs.

Desrine Mignotte, the church treasurer, said the number of regular members dropped from about 200 in 2000 to about 30 this year.

“That’s not enough (to support the church),” said Mignotte, 54, of Brockton, who has attended services at St. Paul’s for 24 years.

The soup kitchen at St. Paul’s, called St. Paul’s Table, will remain open until those who operate it can find a new location. It serves hot meals to more than 100 people six days a week and is run by the nonprofit St. Paul’s Community.

The kitchen has operated for nearly 30 years. the rest

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