Georgetown Times—All Saints church groups reach an agreement, begin healing

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Two local church groups that have disagreed for almost 10 years have recently come to an agreement, finally settling a long legal and emotional battle. These two groups are made up of family members and one-time friends who once shared the name All Saints Episcopal Church on Kings River Road in Pawleys Island.
One group, which made up the majority of the original congregation, left the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and began worshipping under the Anglican Church.

The Episcopal group left the church grounds and, after a 2006 court ruling that gave the Anglicans the right to the All Saints property, started a new church on Highway 17 in Pawleys Island called All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Parrish.
In September, the case was heard by the S.C. Supreme Court and the corporate entity of All Saints was awarded to the Anglican group.
Now that the two groups have come to consensus, everyone involved is looking forward to a future of healing.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ConflictsTEC Departing Parishes* Culture-WatchLaw & Legal Issues* South Carolina

Posted March 31, 2010 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. A Senior Priest wrote:

I hope Mrs Schori understands that is the way she ought to have proceeding from the beginning.

March 31, 12:39 pm | [comment link]
2. John Wilkins wrote:

“They also gave the Episcopal congregation the opportunity to use the appropriate buildings on the All Saints campus for funerals, weddings and other pastoral occasions.”

I’m pleasantly surprised.

March 31, 2:29 pm | [comment link]
3. graydon wrote:

I do not claim to be privy to the causes for the separation, but would anything change in this if the entire Diocese of South Carolina were to withdraw from TEC?  Was All Saints dispute with the Diocese or with TEC?  Just asking ....

March 31, 2:42 pm | [comment link]
4. Branford wrote:

All Saints was in dispute with the diocese when they wanted to join AMiA years ago.

March 31, 2:57 pm | [comment link]
5. Chris wrote:

#3, I believe it was both Dio. of SC and ECUSA, though for different reasons.

March 31, 3:59 pm | [comment link]
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