In Savannah Christ Church officials fight judge’s ruling to turn over property to Episcopal Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Leaders of Christ Church of Savannah are asking the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a decision earlier this week granting ownership of the historic building and property to the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

Christ Church member and attorney Neil Creasy said church officials filed a notice of appeal Thursday in Chatham County seeking to reverse Superior Court Judge Michael Karpf's ruling Tuesday granting the diocese "immediate possession" of the church property.

Creasy said the process should allow the congregation to remain on the property in Savannah's historic district until the state Supreme Court responds.

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 9:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Chris wrote:

if Christ Church Episcopal gets the building, how long would they be able to keep it up?  I’m thinking there is a big A/C bill in the summer months for one….

October 30, 3:46 pm | [comment link]
2. Robert Dedmon wrote:

Therefore, avoid schism.

October 30, 9:45 pm | [comment link]
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