Published Research

Dr. Barry Stephenson, Religious Studies, MUN

Stephenson, B. (2015). “I Have a Brick from That Building”: The Deconsecration of Highgate United Church. Practical Matters, (8), 3–13. [link]

Dr. Nicholas Lynch, Geography, MUN

Lynch, N and LeDrew, R. (2020). Adaptations on the Edge: post-secular placemaking and the adaptive reuse of worship spaces in Newfoundland, Social and Cultural Geography, [link]

Lynch, N. and Pottie-Sherman, Y. (2017).  ‘Chapter 11: Gentrification, gated communities and beyond’, in Bain, A. and L. Peake, (eds.) Globalization in an Urban Context. Oxford University Press: Toronto. 173-189. 

Lynch, N. (2016). Domesticating the church: the reuse of urban churches as loft living in the post-secular city. Social & Cultural Geography, 17(7), 849–870. 

Lynch, N. (2014). Divine Living: Marketing and Selling Churches as Lofts in Toronto, Canada. Housing, Theory and Society, 31(2), 192–212. 

Lynch, N. (2013). Altared Places:The Re-use of Urban Churches as Loft Living in the Post-Secular and Post-Industrial City, 1–401. PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia, Department of Geography.

Lynch, N. (2011). Converting space in Toronto: the adaptive reuse of the former Centennial Japanese United Church to the ‘Church Lofts’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 36(1), 65-76. [link]