Skip to comments.All Saints: ‘sad, tragic affair’
Posted on 03/11/2006 10:52:01 AM PST by sionnsar
When a majority of All Saints parish members voted to leave the Episcopal Diocese and the National Episcopal Church in 2004, they did not leave the church grounds on Kings River Road. Instead, they changed the locks on all of the doors and sent a letter stating that anyone representing the Diocese would be considered a trespasser on the property.
The remaining members of the All Saints parish, those who did not vote to leave the S.C. Episcopal Diocese and the National Episcopal Church, were forced to congregate in the gymnasium of Lowcountry Day School for 14 months. They have since begun meeting in the old All Saints Church building on the west side of Kings River Road.
They said If you dont agree with us, you must leave, Guerry Green, who was named senior warden of the loyal vestry in 2004, said. How can you just toss people out whose ancestors have held this church together for generations? It is a sad and tragic affair.
The All Saints property dispute trial in the Georgetown County Courthouwill continue into next week. The case, which will be decided by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper and a jury of 16, will settle a six-year dispute about who owns 60 acres of property where All Saints Church stands on Kings River Road, and which vestry has the right to call itself All Saints.
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You don't see this kind of whining in the press when the liberals kick out a conservative parish.
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