Chaput OKs plans to close Kensington parish

Posted: September 27, 2012

THE ASCENSION of Our Lord Parish in Kensington will close for good at the end of the month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday.

Parishioners can now go to either Holy Innocents Church, about 1.7 miles away, or Visitation BVM, less than a mile away, the Archdiocese said in a statement.

It said the Ascension building, on Westmoreland Street near G, will not be maintained as a worship site since the 98-year-old building requires at least $3 million in improvements.

The announcement is the latest in a series of closures by the Archdiocese as it deals with declining enrollments and rising maintenance costs for aging church buildings.

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