This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com
For sale: Church building in Hingham, traditional New England style, weather vane-topped cupola, coveted Main Street location, congregation not included.
The First Church of Christ Scientist building at 386 Main St. is on the market, with an asking price of $559,000, according to Robert Conrad of the Conrad Group in Braintree, which is handling the sale. Church officials wouldn’t give the reason for selling, but others said an aging and declining membership triggered the decision.
Prospective buyers for the 63-year-old Hingham church include people interested in the property for business, residential, and religious uses, said Conrad, who noted that his agency sold a Christian Science church in Quincy about two years ago to the all-girls Woodward School, which now uses it for a drama center.