Final service Sunday for Plympton church

Published on July 4, 2014

By Karla Kelly

Plympton's Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is set to permanently close its doors after the final Mass on Sunday, July 6.

The 4 p.m. service will be a deconsecration to remove the blessing from the church and the land that the building sits on.

The building will be demolished at a future time.

The decision to close the church was based on dwindling numbers attending the church and lack of available priests over recent years, said one parishioner.

The last mass was held at Christmas.

The first Plympton church was built in 1838 and the parish established in 1892.