|St. Martin’s in better times|
The physical plant of St. Martin’s is substantial and includes a large parking area. It was at St. Martin’s that the vote was taken that split the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2008, and it has been a popular location for diocesan-wide meetings for the Anglican diocese. St. Martin’s is less than a mile and a half from the offices of the Episcopal diocese.
St. Martin’s has been a declining parish for many years, tenaciously clinging to its charismatic origins. It is not well-known to Pittsburghers, though its neon sign asserting that “Jesus Is Alive” is something of a landmark along the Penn-Lincoln Parkway (I-376) from which it is easily visible.
Update, 1/11/2012: The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has finally posted a story about the returned properties, which you can read here.