May 7, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles]

To the People and Congregations of the Diocese of Los Angeles

This new Easter season unites us in responding to the ways in which God is calling us into new, resurrected life in Christ. We enter this Eastertide as a united diocesan community,...

March 9, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] More than seven years after a majority of clergy and members of several Diocese of Virginia congregations declared they had left the Episcopal Church and the question of ownership of the property involved began to be litigated, the U.S. Supreme Court refused on...

November 7, 2013

[Diocese of Chicago press release] The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and The Episcopal Church today filed suit in a circuit court in Peoria asking that clergy and lay members of a faction that broke away from the church in 2008 be ordered to relinquish control of buildings and other assets that...

September 27, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Chicago]

Dear Friends,

In the two weeks since Judge Ortbal ruled against the Diocese of Chicago and The Episcopal Church, we have been working hard to understand the ruling, assess its implications, and determine our next steps. Last Friday, September 20, we...

August 12, 2013

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bakersfield, California, hold a welcoming service on July 28 to celebrate the return to their church property. Photo: Autumn Parry/Bakersfield Californian

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Tim Vivian plans to...

June 26, 2013

The bishops of Province IV of The Episcopal Church gather at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where they offered their support June 27 to the members of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Photo: Wally Briedis/Grace Episcopal Church


June 10, 2013

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina — press release] The lawsuit filed by a breakaway group against the Episcopal Church and its local diocese in eastern South Carolina will be heard in state court, not federal court, U.S. District Court Judge C. Weston Houck ruled June 10.


January 7, 2013

[Episcopal Church Officer of Public Affairs] A conciliation meeting concerning complaints involving the Episcopal Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy will be held on January 8 and 9 in Richmond, VA (Canon IV.10).

The proceedings are private and the content will be confidential....

August 6, 2012

[Diocese of Connecticut] Former parishioners and clergy of Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church in Groton have made a decision to depart the property and [held] a final service there on Aug. 5. This decision comes six years after the members of the congregation declared themselves unable to...

May 22, 2012

[Diocese of Quincy] Bishop John C. Buchanan of the Diocese of Quincy, in West Central Illinois, on May 22 issued the following message to clergy and lay leaders announcing a court date for a church property case trial.

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May 22, 2012