First, on April 25 of this year Grace Cathedral Catholic Church in San Francisco held a Beyonce inspired Mass, where they sang Beyonce’s songs and discussed the spiritual experience of Black women and the issues Black women face in our society.
I thought it was a little strange to link a church service to a celebrity and I wondered if Beyonce would even approve of her name being linked to a religious service.
Well, apparently Beyonce has no problem being linked to religious services.
Because on May 11 Beyonce purchased a 7,500 sq. ft church in New Orleans. The church — which is more than 100 years old — was listed at $850,000 but it’s unclear exactly how much Beyonce paid for it.
According to NOLA.com, the church was bought by the Noble Jones Trust – which apparently is associated with Beyonce. The paperwork was signed by one of its trustees: who is known to be a close friend of the Knowles family.
The Noble Jones Trust owns at least one other property in New Orleans. That address is a French Quarter home where Solange, Beyonce and the rest of the family have been spotted during Mardi Gras.
The church was reportedly built in the early 1900s, but has been out of commission as a place of worship for some time due to its church members passing away.
The listing for the church describes it as:
a Garden District One of a Kind! The 100+ year old Church on the corner of Camp and Seventh is for sale. Zoned HU. RD1… affords many possibilities for redevelopment as a single, multi- family, remaining as a Church, possibility of a commercial usage or many other possibilities. This stone structure has a congregation area 45 X 45 with 18 foot ceilings, level hardwood floors, living area with 15 foot ceilings, over 7500 sq. ft. and some off street parking.
So, as you heard, the property can be used for residential or commercial use, and can still be used as a church if that’s what Beyonce decides to do with it.
Beyonce’s sister, Solange, lives very close to the church, so it’s possible Solange may somehow be involved in whatever Beyonce decides to do with the church.
What do you think Beyonce will do with the church? Do you think she’ll renovate it and actually use it for religious services? Or do you think she will use it as another residential property?
And do you think the recent Beyonce Mass inspired her to buy the church???