Saturday, September 30, 2017

Farewell receptions and gala fundraising dinner planned for suspended Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno

From Orange County-

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, who was sanctioned in August by a national panel for misconduct and ordered suspended for three years, will soon say goodbye to Southern California congregations during specially planned events in Laguna Hills, Riverside, Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles.

The farewell sessions will begin Saturday, Sept. 30 in Orange County and culminate Saturday, Nov. 4 with a gala Bishop’s Dinner fundraiser at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles. Tickets for the dinner are $250 per person and church officials say proceeds will benefit 44 mission congregations.

Bruno will retire Dec. 1 when he hands over the reins to his successor, the Rev. John Taylor.

Bruno was in the center of controversy when he evicted members of the St. James the Great congregation in Newport Beach in June 2015 after determining that the church was no longer financially viable. Bruno then entered into an agreement with a developer to build luxury condominiums on the property, but that deal fell through.

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