Rector and Vestry Resign at Saint John’s in Moultrie, Georgia

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From here:
On Sunday, July 29, the Rev. Will McQueen resigned as Rector of St. John's, Moultrie. That evening, all seven members of the vestry resigned. They worked out an orderly transition of the property back to the Diocese of Georgia. Bishop Benhase accepted the resignations and has named the Rev. Walter Hobgood as Vicar.
Also, you may find the parish website there.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention --Gen. Con. 2012TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: GeorgiaTEC Parishes* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry* Theology

Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Milton Finch wrote:

Probably just the beginning.  How large is this church?

July 31, 8:39 pm | [comment link]
2. Undergroundpewster wrote:

It looks like less than 40 members. If all the vestry resigned, then the new vicar won’t have a very big crowd at the meet and greet.

July 31, 9:32 pm | [comment link]
3. Matthew A (formerly mousestalker) wrote:

One of the vestryman is Saxby Chambliss. There is a US senator for Georgia whose name is Saxby Chambliss.

July 31, 10:43 pm | [comment link]
4. MichaelA wrote:

According to another article they are going to establish a new congregation.  They haven’t said whether this will be with ACNA or another body, and I suppose at this stage it doesn’t matter.

It wouldn’t surprise if some members who have recently left the congregation return, once they know it is committed to orthodoxy.

August 1, 12:40 am | [comment link]
5. Cranmerian wrote:

St. Mark’s Anglican is a mission/parish in formation in the Anglican Diocese of the South in ACNA.  We are a small in number, but mighty group of believers who are grateful for the opportunity to stand for the historic Christian faith, worshiping in the Anglican tradition.  We are a 1928 BCP parish that will be meeting in the chapel at Trinity Baptist Church in Moultrie thanks to their generous offering of the space to us.  Here is a link to the press release that should be in the print version of our local paper on Wednesday.  Please pray for us as we begin this journey of faith.  Thanks be to God for this opportunity.

Fr. Will McQueen
St. Mark’s Anglican Church

August 1, 1:03 am | [comment link]
6. clarin wrote:

#3: I imagine this is indeed Senator Chambliss, who lives in Moultrie and is the son of an Episcoplaian priest - and a strong pro-lifer.

August 1, 3:17 am | [comment link]
7. Sarah wrote:

We’re rooting for you, St. Mark’s, Moultrie!


A Gospel-Believing Episcopalian [and there are a whole lot more of us who are too]

August 1, 1:11 pm | [comment link]
8. sophy0075 wrote:

Prayers for you and your faithful congregation, Father Will, and thanks be to God for the generosity of our Baptist brethren at Trinity Baptist, for sharing their building with you!

August 2, 1:57 am | [comment link]
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