The Anglican Church could sell buildings to help pay soaring insurance bills that have nearly tripled in the past two years, a church leader has proposed.
Anglican insurance board chairman Don Baskerville plans to raise the possibility of selling church buildings at the General Synod in Fiji today.
He said the Anglican church's annual insurance bill had risen from about $2 million two years ago to about $5m now.
"We could possibly rationalise our asset portfolio. I am just raising the issue," he said.
"If the population has moved and if the building will cost so much to earthquake-strengthen that we will bankrupt the parish, why would we do that?
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