January 8, 2013
Town of Mendon Buys Former Church in Mendon
Building to house new town library
January 8, 2013, WORCESTER, MA –The Office of the Chancellor announced that the St. Michael the Archangel church building and attached rectory have been sold to the Town of Mendon for $360,000. Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan, chancellor of the diocese, said the town is planning on using the building to house a new town library. The transaction, which took place in December, followed passage on a ballot question in Mendon on Nov. 6, 2012 to approve the purchase.
St. Michael the Archangel Parish was closed as part of a merger with Holy Angels Parish in the adjoining town of Upton to form a new parish, St. Gabriel the Archangel, whose church was constructed on a new site at 151 Mendon St., Upton. The proceeds from the sale of the Mendon church will be used to help pay for the construction costs of that new church.
A buyer is still being sought for the former Holy Angels Church building in Upton, according to Msgr. Sullivan. The former rectory in Upton had already been sold to a family for use as a residence.