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Old South Church: Out With The Old, In With The New?

Old South Church is considering selling one of its two copies of the rarest book in the world, the Bay Psalm Book, pictured here in the hands of church historian Jeff Makholm. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

Old South Church is considering selling one of its two copies of the rarest book in the world, the Bay Psalm Book, pictured here in the hands of church historian Jeff Makholm. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

On Sunday the congregation of Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square will vote on whether or not to sell some of the church’s historic assets to pay for building upgrades and expanded ministries.

The proposed sale of Colonial silver and a rare book has sparked controversy among some members of the New England Congregational church.

WBUR’s Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

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