St. Augustine Church in Morrisania demolished after closing in 2011

The church closed after officials decided rising construction costs were too expensive. (12/2/13)

MORRISANIA - A Morrisania church that shut its doors two years ago was demolished today.

St. Augustine closed two years ago after church officials said the crumbling walls and a leaking roof became too expensive to repair. Parishioners say it was painful to watch the 162-year-old church be torn down.

The parish has since moved about a mile away from its original location, where it now shares space with Our Lady of Victory Church.

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Pastor Thomas Fenlon and other church officials say they hope to keep the St. Augustine Food Pantry open, but they need money to renovate it.

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