Church Property Dispute

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January 30, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia went to court January 31 over the real and personal property held in trust by 11 congregations where the majority membership has voted to leave the Episcopal Church, but have not vacated or relinquished that property to the diocese.

According to a...

January 25, 2007

The leadership of All Saints Episcopal Church in Attleboro, Massachusetts, has been ordered by Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw to vacate the church property by January 31 because of their September 2006 decision to separate from the Episcopal Church and to align with the Province of...

January 19, 2007

Following the Diocese of Virginia's January 18 action authorizing Bishop Peter James Lee to "recover or secure" property of 11 congregations in which a majority of members and leaders have left the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has underscored the Church's ongoing...

January 17, 2007

The Executive Board of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia January 18 authorized Bishop Peter Lee to "take such steps as may be necessary to recover or secure such real and personal property" of 11 congregations where a majority of the members and leaders have left the Episcopal Church.

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December 21, 2006

Calvary Episcopal Church (http://www.calvarypgh.org/) returned to civil court December 19, asking a judge to enforce a ruling prohibiting the Diocese of Pittsburgh (http://www.pgh.anglican.org/) from transferring title or the use of any real or personal property to any entity outside of the...

December 16, 2006

Bishop Peter Lee of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia said December 17 that he was saddened by the fact that, as of that afternoon, Nigerian and Ugandan congregations were "occupying Episcopal churches."

Lee's statement came as eight of Virginia's 195 congregations announced that their...

November 9, 2006

Bishop Peter Lee of the Diocese of Virginia, the diocese's Standing Committee and Executive Board, and the Vestry of All Saints' Church in Dale City announced November 9 that they have reached an agreement on the disposition of real and personal property in the event that the congregation votes...

September 25, 2005

During the fall meeting of the House of Bishops, twenty-eight bishops from across the Episcopal Church met to explore the creation of a resource to assist congregations and dioceses in the challenging work of resolving property disputes. Concern was expressed regarding the emotional, spiritual...

October 17, 2004

[ENS, Source: Diocese of Missouri, St. Louis, October 18] -- A St. Louis County Associate Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in its suit against the former rector and wardens of the Church of the Good Shepherd, a parish of the Episcopal Church located in...

June 5, 2003

The controversy over who owns the property of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Morehead City, North Carolina dates back more than three years.

In March of 2000, the vestry of St. Andrew's notified Bishop Clifton Daniel III that it was withdrawing the congregation from the Diocese of...

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