We've had increasing interest from members about the issue of churches in their area closing due to declining worshipers and a shortage of ministers. There's a fear that these buildings, usually the most prominent feature of a communities skyline, will be left abandoned or sold on the open market. These buildings are often vital hubs to local neighbourhoods providing various community activities and services, which could also be lost.
Here's a number of links to information which the SCOTO Network have provided on all issues regarding churches.
Ask SCOTO if you need specific information or if you have good data to share.