at the historic St. John the Baptist Church have launched an effort to ensure their
church, the oldest of its kind in Manayunk, is around for years to come.
Rumors regarding the church’s future have been swirling, according to a report in the Roxborough Review. That report said a team of engineers has been hired to study what can be done to fix the church, which is the oldest Catholic church in town.
A “Save St. John the Baptist Church” Facebook page was created in late March. The page, according to its description, was created by a committee of “concerned” lifelong St. John the Baptist community members who want to ensure the church remains open.
"St. John the Baptist Church, Manayunk’s Cathedral, has been a cornerstone of our town for over 175 years," the Facebook page states.
They describe the church as “a beacon of faith and tradition to many.”
According to the Roxborough Review, those parishioners have established a committee to work on preserving the church. A Parish-wide meeting regarding the future of the church is planned, that article stated.