Diocesan Strategy for Church Buildings long underway
There are reports that 10 churches could close across the Isle of Man this year according to a leaked document shown to the BBC.
The Island was mentioned as just one of the areas where places of worship have suffered due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The issue is explained as a financial one as many have been unable to attend church causing a sharp decline in donations to the Church of England.
In a report on Countryfile Charlotte Smith explained how rural buildings were being particularly affected:
However Canon John Coldwell told Alex Wotton this isn't news to the Island and is part of an ongoing strategy: