Talks break down between Anglican Church and breakaway Ontario parishes

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The ownership of three breakaway Ontario Anglican churches will be the subject of a courtroom battle Friday after the collapse of negotiations aimed at staving off legal proceedings.

Efforts to settle an ownership dispute between the Niagara Anglican diocese and three dissenting area congregations in southwestern Ontario - Lowville, Oakville and St. Catharines - broke down Thursday following several days of talks.

Cheryl Chang, director of the Anglican Network in Canada, which supports the dissenting parishes, said the two sides found a lot of common ground but couldn't agree on who should ultimately maintain possession of the church properties.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of Canada

Posted February 28, 2008 at 6:34 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. gerry wrote:

As one of the priests involved I ask for your prayers for our three churches.

February 28, 10:06 pm | [comment link]
2. Anvil wrote:

Know that you are blanketed in prayers. Pull that shawl of love around you and draw strength from all of us who pray unceasingly for God’s servants.

February 28, 11:38 pm | [comment link]
3. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Canucks following the ECUSA/TEC/GCC/Whaz-Up-ites - always in the shadow of the Americans, even to lawsuits.  Right original, mates!  Have they begun the canon-invention process yet, or was that trademarked by KJS/Beers and require a fee for “intellectual property”?

February 29, 2:27 am | [comment link]
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