After Church Atlas

Welcome to the After Church Atlas, an online portal and resource for the study of church closure and transformation. Hosted by researchers at Memorial University, the Atlas is designed for use by partners and guest users to improve understanding of the processes and meanings involved in the closure and transformation of churches and other sacred spaces. Read more about us... 

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In the wake of the the English Reformation, the "Board of First Fruits" was established and tasked with advancing the building of Anglican churches and the cause of Protestantism in Ireland. The Board's mission was to purchase lands and manage…

The George's Brook-Milton Cultural house is a place that holds many treasured memories for the residents of the region, including myself, a person who grew up in the area along with some of my family members that had been there for generations.…

Located in the decommissioned St. Stephen's United Church in Alma, New Brunswick, the owners said the business takes its name from its unique location in a church and because the Fundy coast is known for its whale sightings. The old church has a…

From the website: Once upon a time, the building at the corner of Cass and Clay Streets was a decrepit, abandoned church. With the application of a lot of vision, love, and hard work, it is once again a thriving gathering place in the heart of…

From the website: In 1995, Doug Jugan, the owner and founder of Cathedral Rock Gym came upon a church, circa 1865. With stained glass windows, an altar, the original pipe organ, and many pews. It was converted into what is now Cathedral Rock Gym.…