Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anglican churches file appeal

From Canada-

St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Abbotsford is among those involved in an appeal filed against a B.C. Supreme Court decision that could have forced them to vacate their properties.

Cheryl Chang, in-house legal advisor for the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), said the appeal was filed on Christmas Eve in order to meet a 30-day deadline since the judgment on Nov. 25.

Chang said trustees of the four congregations decided to file the appeal now and then weigh their options after the holiday season. An appeal can be withdrawn at a later date, but it cannot be filed once the deadline passes.

"The trustees felt it was necessary to file the appeal now in order to protect their rights and keep their options open," Chang said.

She said it has been difficult for the congregations to "properly consult" over the Christmas season, and they need more time in the new year to better consider their options.

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