THE poor condition of San Juan Bautista’s church in Velez-Malaga has forced the town’s priest, Francisco Sanchez, to start searching for a new building to celebrate Mass.
The church was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) and will undergo comprehensive improvement works to its ceiling and other areas once the Semana Santa (Holy Week) is finished.
The priest plans to carry out more important celebrations, such as weddings, first communions and baptisms, at the Santa Maria church.
However, Mr Sanchez is looking for a building in the town’s centre to say daily Mass, at least until the repair works are completed. It is expected that the works will last around six months.
Amongst the candidates are the former Urbanism Department headquarters in calle Romero Pozo and another building in Calle Fina.