So it's not just us (the Episcopal Church), and it's no new thing for church property disputes to be in the courts.
The article is quite good. Thanks for the link, Simon.
Th final paragraph of this report makes very interesting reading - where it refers to the court's leaning towards the 'loyalty' owed to the founding church body - in this case, the Anglican Church of Canada. In other words, changing loyalties (such as, for instance, diversion from the contemporary stance of the Church as the local Body of Christ) is not sufficient grounds for alienation of the property belonging to that Church.
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