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West Medford Congregation Selling High Street Church

See which congregation is selling its ‘landmark property’ after 110 years.

The Congregational Church of West Medford at 400 High St. Photo credit: http://medfordchurch.org/
The Congregational Church of West Medford at 400 High St. Photo credit: http://medfordchurch.org/

The Congregational Church of West Medford is selling its “landmark property” at 400 High St. in West Medford (pictured above), according to a Tuesday release from Rev. Wendy Miller Olapade.

The congregation has put the property on the market through Cushman & Wakefield Real Estate – it’s not listed on the firm’s website yet.

“We seek to sell the property balancing the financial needs of our future ministry, our responsibility to steward the gifts left to us by our forebears, the interests of our neighbors and community, and our Christian values,” Miller Olapade wrote in the release.

The congregation started in West Medford in the mid 1860s. It’s been at the 400 High St. church since 1904.

As for the property’s future, according to Miller Olapade, “We expect the marketing process to engender proposals from creative thinkers and developers. Preliminary market research suggests that the sanctuary edifice will likely remain, possibly occupied by another faith community. Additional options that are being explored include housing that would serve the community and/or other non-profit use.”

The congregation is part of the United Church of Christ.

Miller Olapade wrote that the congregation intends to keep the community informed throughout the process and welcomes questions.

She can be contacted at pastor@medfordchurch.org. Church Administrator Diane Petrelis can be reached at office@medfordchurch.org or 781-395-3360.

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