Friday, September 23, 2011

Anglican congregation leaves historic church building over same sex split

From Canada-

An Anglican congregation in Vancouver is abandoning a historic church in the city's downtown core after losing a court case spawned by divisions within the church over same sex marriages.
The St. John’s congregation says it's giving up the Granville Street church, which it's used for almost 100 years, and moving its Sunday services to another location.

This follows a B.C. court ruling that said the church property belongs to the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, and a subsequent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada not to hear an appeal of that ruling. The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the appeal put an end to a legal squabble over who owns church properties and bank accounts used by dissident congregations. The St. John's congregation is among four B.C. parishes that broke away from the mainstream church because of their opposition to blessing same sex marriages.

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