(Anglican Ink) Episcopal Church deputies vote to sell Church HQ at 815 Second Avenue

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Friction over shares of a shrinking financial pie has animated the opening days of the 77th General Convention meeting 5-12 July 2012 in Indianapolis. The House of Deputies has called for the sale of the church’s national headquarters at 815 Second Avenue in New York, while deputies have protested proposed cuts in funding for favored projects.

While the Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) has yet to submit a final budget to convention for approval, competing interest groups have sought to preserve their share of the church pie.

Friction over shares of a shrinking financial pie has animated the opening days of the 77th General Convention meeting 5-12 July 2012 in Indianapolis. The Standing Committee on Structure has called for the sale of the church’s national headquarters at 815 Second Avenue in New York, while deputies have protested proposed cuts in funding for favored projects.

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1. A Senior Priest wrote:

O how the mighty have fallen!

July 6, 8:20 pm | [comment link]
2. David Keller wrote:

When the deputation of the Diocese of Upper SC proposed this at the 4th Province meeting in 2000, we were almost hooted off the floor.  How times have changed.

July 6, 11:16 pm | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

This has been under consideration for a while.

But, does it matter if HOD do this? Or can Schori, Sauls etc ignore this as they choose?

July 7, 2:01 am | [comment link]
4. SC blu cat lady wrote:

I understand that this resolution will go to the House of Bishops for their consideration. Both houses have to agree before it becomes anything that has to be done. The resolution that passed was pretty weak. Simply stated that 815 should be sold sometime. in the future. Wow! there is really strong statement- sell it. maybe.  at some time in the future. possibly. if we can get a good price for it. sheesh!

July 7, 6:48 am | [comment link]
5. Pb wrote:

I guess the feeling is that heartland America will embrace the new TEC when it moves from New York. This is similar to the geographical cure. My addiction will go away if I move to another city,

July 7, 9:50 am | [comment link]
6. Adam 12 wrote:

If they sell 815, can Washington National Cathedral be far behind?

July 7, 10:47 am | [comment link]
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