History . . . Waimumu Hall Committee member Ian Forbes stands in front of the Waimumu Memorial Church, which is soon to be sold. PHOTO: BEN ANDREWS

The Waimumu Memorial Church is being sold after being unused for more than a decade.

Built in 1955, the church was officially opened by the Rev G.A. McLean four years later.

Ian Forbes has been a Waimumu Hall Committee member for more than 30 years.

The church was no longer being used, he said.

‘‘It has become a drain on funds.’’

Selling the building, which has not been used since 2009, would allow the committee to save money.

‘‘It also means we can use the hall across the road more.’’

All community events and meetings now take place at the hall.

For several decades, the church was used for services, Sunday school, weddings and Anzac Day ceremonies.

One final Anzac Day ceremony will be held at the church next month.

Two memorial tablets honouring residents who served in World War 1 and World War 2 on the exterior of the church will be moved to the hall.

Once the church is sold, the committee will begin investing more into the hall, Mr Forbes said.

The 60-year-old Presbyterian church has already attracted some attention.

There had been a ‘‘few bites’’, he said.

It might not be on the market for long.

The deadline for the church sale is Wednesday.