Deconsecration, also called secularization, is the act of removing a religious blessing from something that had been previously consecrated by a minister or priest of that religion. The practice is usually performed on churches or synagogues to be rendered to non-religious (secular) use or demolished.
Deconsecration can also refer to the part of the process of converting a pagan temple to a church. The process involves removal of the pagan statues or rendering them unsuitable for pagan worship, possibly a period when the building is used as a place of worship without any alteration and finally architectural modifications.
This service is used to deconsecrate and secularize a consecrated building that is to be taken down or used for other purposes.