Former church sold to New Jersey man

GLOVERSVILLE – The former Sacred Heart Church located on Kingsboro Avenue was sold in May to a man out of New Jersey, said Noel Olson Real property for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

The property located at 189 Kingsboro Ave. includes a 5,788 sq. ft. church, 3,092 sq. ft. rectory and a 7,345 sq. ft. multi-purpose community center with a commercial kitchen. The property includes 1.1 acres of land.

Olsen declined to provide the purchase price of the property or the name of the buyer. The property was listed on the Coldwell Banker website at $90,000.

The website also shows the church was originally built in 1964 and sold on May 15.

Ehmann didn’t return phone calls looking into whether the church recieved the price it was seeking or who the new owner might be.

In 2008, Sacred Heart and St. Mary of Mount Carmel merged to form the Church of the Holy Spirit.

The decision to close Sacred Heart came after both churches were studied. Church members found St. Mary of Mount Carmel to have more space, parking, better bathrooms and less need for renovations.

According to a June 8 bulletin from the Church of the Holy Spirit, the former church has “officially been sold to a New Jersey buyer who plans to operate an antique business.” The bulletin also states the financial burden of insurance, utilities and maitenance has been lifted and the “greater share” of the proceeds will go for debt reduction