Keeping the faith, leaving the fold

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A theological rift between a local Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York led a congregation to re-establish its faith with a new denomination.

On Dec. 14, a majority of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church congregation in Tonawanda left in a split with the diocese over theological differences between the increasingly liberal Episcopal Church and more conservative congregation members, establishing St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church less than a mile away. Now, the small congregation of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Forestville is following suit with a similar break from the diocese, likely establishing itself as a local mission extension of the new-found St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Conflicts

Posted December 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Irenaeus wrote:

All Is Well.®

December 28, 3:52 pm | [comment link]
2. Statmann wrote:

Diocese shows Zero Plate & Pledge for St Peter’s in 2007 but still claims the 52 Members and 20 ASA. Go figure.  Statmann

December 28, 5:36 pm | [comment link]
3. Harvey wrote:

Is this small congregation really leaving the fold or are the wolves chasing them out ??

December 29, 12:46 pm | [comment link]
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