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Western Michigan Episcopal Cathedralís fate could be decided soon
Titus Online ^ | January 31st, 2007

Posted on 01/31/2007 3:43:24 PM PST by Huber

Bishop Robert Gepert of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan says the fate of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Portage might be decided at a meeting of church officials in March.

On March 10, the Executive Council of the diocese will review and possibly act on a feasibility study that has found West Michigan Episcopalians unwilling to support a $3.5 million capital campaign to keep the cathedral from closing its doors.

“It is sad we have reached a point financially where we are not able to support the building and the property there,'’ Gepert said Monday after receiving results of the feasibility study commissioned by the Cathedral Planning Committee.

For the study, an outside group was hired to interview Episcopalians across the diocese to see if they would be willing to help cover the cost of keeping the cathedral open. A majority said that other financial concerns, including supporting their own parishes, were more important than helping the cathedral overcome an ongoing deficit.


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: anglican; tec

1 posted on 01/31/2007 3:43:27 PM PST by Huber
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2 posted on 01/31/2007 3:44:23 PM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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That's the one that gave rise to the ugly church thread a few weeks ago. I can see why they are having problems raising money for it.


3 posted on 01/31/2007 3:52:25 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
That's the one that gave rise to the ugly church thread a few weeks ago. I can see why they are having problems raising money for it.

I was thinking the same thing!

4 posted on 01/31/2007 3:57:47 PM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: PAR35

Looks like the White Witch's Castle in the Narnia books.

Or a particularly grim Victorian prison.

I wouldn't pay a dime, either.

5 posted on 01/31/2007 4:46:03 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

or a White Castle on steroids...


6 posted on 01/31/2007 4:51:23 PM PST by ken5050
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To: AnAmericanMother

It would look good with a minaret....


7 posted on 01/31/2007 4:52:13 PM PST by x_plus_one (Allah has no son.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I've figured out how they can raise money. They could sue the architect for designing such an ugly building.


8 posted on 01/31/2007 5:03:10 PM PST by PAR35
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To: AnAmericanMother

ONZ! Sell it and buy a shrubbery!


9 posted on 01/31/2007 6:04:22 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Hyperbolic rodomontade of the most puerile type." ~ Aaron Elkins)
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Yeah, but who would buy that thing? Talk about a white elephant . . .


10 posted on 01/31/2007 6:05:40 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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It looks like a public school, to me. Maybe a private school would buy the building, or a charter could rent it.


11 posted on 01/31/2007 6:09:49 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Hyperbolic rodomontade of the most puerile type." ~ Aaron Elkins)
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I knew it reminded me of something . ..


12 posted on 01/31/2007 6:16:11 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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