Living Church: St. Andrew’s Leaves South Carolina Diocese

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Two days after the Bishop of South Carolina announced a ceasefire in a long-standing property dispute, another large parish took final steps in separating from the Episcopal Church.

On March 27 the Rev. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence told the diocese’s annual convention that All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Waccamaw, and All Saints’ Church (Anglican Mission in the Americas) had reached an out-of-court settlement in their legal battle for church property.

On March 29 the congregation of St. Andrew’s, Mt. Pleasant, acted on a parish survey in December 2009 that recommended leaving the Episcopal Church to affiliate with the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the Holy Spirit.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Departing Parishes* South Carolina

Posted March 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. DonGander wrote:

It is a thing of hope to me that a difficult thing is handled in a godly manner. Now, it will be interesting to learn the actions and attitudes of the ungodly, which must surely out.


March 30, 8:42 pm | [comment link]
2. evan miller wrote:

I’m glad this was resolved in a Christian manner, but sad that St. Andrew’s felt it necessary to depart the Diocese of South Carolina at a time when the diocese and +Lawrence are in the sights of KJS and her flunkies for making a stand for the Gospel within TEC.

March 31, 10:08 am | [comment link]
3. Dacama wrote:

Frankly the burbris of Steve Wood is no different than that of
Gene Robinson.

March 31, 10:31 am | [comment link]
4. Patriarch wrote:

By leaving the Episcopal Church by vote of the congregation, a classic exercise in congregationalist polity, they have now become little more than high church baptists.

March 31, 2:17 pm | [comment link]
5. Dacama wrote:

I wish there were a way to do darn spell check…
I meant hubris

March 31, 5:35 pm | [comment link]
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