Sad about sale
RESIDENTS are saddened the picturesque All Saints church at Upper Orara is up for sale.
Financial necessity has forced the Anglican Church to place a for sale sign at the front of the heritage-listed property.
It is next to the Upper Orara Community Hall, Orara Fire Station and Upper Orara Cenotaph.
Last year the church, with its liquidambar tree-lined boundary, celebrated its centenary but how many more years it has in its current guise is debatable.
All Saints stands on land donated by a local family and was built from local timbers by local residents.
It is for this reason locals believe the church should be granted a new life as a community building, no longer owned by the Anglican Church, but continuing to be available for weddings, funerals and other functions.
The property has its first open inspection today and Grant Larsen from NSW Real Estate said there had been some interest already since the church was listed.
"It's only been on the market a couple of weeks," Mr Larsen said. "The first open inspection is on Saturday but it's not everyone's cup of tea. It may be a hard one to sell as it's heritage-listed."
Mr Larsen said he had received interest so far from potential buyers from Queensland to south of Sydney.