Plans for church to be demolished and homes built
A historic Hednesford church built in the 1800s could be demolished to make way for five homes.
The Church of St Saviours in High Mount Street has been closed for more than a year after it was declared 'beyond repair'.
And now Hednesford Parochial Church Council has applied for the church and a garage building to be demolished and five 'residential units' to be built on the site.
The church was once at the heart of Hednesford’s mining community but its congregation had dwindled to around a dozen before it was closed.
The final service was held in the church in October last year.
The church began life as a mining mission church on April 4, 1888. Then known as Green Heath Mission Church, it became the centre of the expanding mining community in Hednesford.
It hosted its own football teams, and its youth club saw many couples meet and later marry.