There is a sign outside St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Olde Burien that has led some people to wonder if they were selling or closing:
“We are not!” said Fr. John Forman. “In fact, we are growing and doing quite well.”
The signs are actually “For Lease” signs that indicate that the church is trying to lease a hall in the part of the building behind the church proper.
Tony Hettler of John L. Scott told The B-Town Blog that the church is looking to lease 4,500 square feet of parish hall space.
“We are still offering Sunday Masses at 10 a.m. and will be doing so for many years to come!” Forman added. “We have moved the signs in the hopes of avoiding any further confusion. Come see us sometime!”
St. Elizabeth’s was built in 1955-56 by the Seattle architecture firm Durham Anderson and Freed, who used glue-laminated arches to create a dramatic form for a low, $100,000 price. The 51,000 sq. ft. building can accommodate a flock of 400. A low brick wall is curved around the outside of the sanctuary.
St. Elizabeth’s is located at 1005 SW 152nd Street: