Monday, November 2, 2009

Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee Fights for Local Church Property

A dispute over the future of a congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee is heading to court.

The Tennessean reports the dispute is over the future of St. Andrew's Parish and its property located in West Nashville.

The Rev. James Guill, the rector at St. Andrew's, says the congregation left the Episcopal Church and joined a Quincy, Ill.-based breakaway Anglican diocese, the newspaper reported. But Bishop John Bauerschmidt says St. Andrew's is still an Episcopal church.

It's been three years that the dispute has been brewing without a resolution. The diocese filed a lawsuit to reclaim the St. Andrew's Church property last Friday.

[Information from: The Tennessean,]

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