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Unfinished Church is placed out of bounds

The Unfinished Church in St. George's has been declared off limits due to an “imminent danger to the public” posed by crumbling masonry.

According to a Bermuda National Trust spokeswoman, a recent structural survey shows “substantial deterioration suffered in recent years by the venerable structure”.

The popular site, rented and maintained by the Unfinished Church Refurbishment Company, was ordered shut after the group's November 17 annual general meeting.

The Company now plans to meet with the Trust, St. Peter's Church Vestry and other interested parties “in hopes of securing the future of this iconic building.”

The spokeswoman said although the Unfinished Church needed constant attention, the extent of recent deterioration was more than expected.

“The survey showed weathering from water and wind posed a danger to the public from falling masonry, and the Trust had no choice but to close it.”

The Church remains closed until repairs can be arranged.

Photo by Glenn Tucker The Unfinished Church has been closed off from the public by the national Trust because of structual issues.

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Published December 02, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 3:40 am)

Unfinished Church is placed out of bounds

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