Power to the people 1
A modern signs of the times. As the local farmers are slowly bought out by large muti-national companies and their land used for coal mining, buildings such as this small church become redundant!
Either that or a declining number of people attending church.
However there were several abandoned farm houses near this photo so I'd take it as a sign of less local farmers attending church. Most of the people working at the mines live in nearby Muswellbrook and travel by car to work on bigger better roads.
Just over the hill in the background was a massive open cut mine.