WHITESBORO - The atmosphere inside St. John’s Episcopal Church was bittersweet Sunday, as it closed its doors for the final time. It was a day to celebrate Pentecost, but also a day to call it quits at 135 Main St. in Whitesboro.
“I will remember this church as a gather of people I knew throughout my life,” said John Groves, a member of St. John’s. “It will be a sad time.”
The 165-year-old church was built in 1855 and according to Groves, St. Joe’s was counted out years ago.
“In 1862 the priest of this church said [the church] would never last,” said Groves. “Years later we are still standing here but he did not lie.”
The church is planning on donating the remainder of their money to numerous local organizations. According to the church, the amount is roughly $8,000.