March 26, 2012

Peters Township Property to be Returned to Episcopal Diocese

The assets of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Peters Township are going to be returned to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. The congregation left the Episcopal diocese in the split that occurred in October 2008 and has styled itself St. David’s Anglican Church. The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh holds title to the property, however, and the courts have determined that it is the proper owner. The church is situated in the suburbs about ten miles south of downtown Pittsburgh.

This news comes in the form of a press release distributed by the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The press release explains that
The congregation at St. David’s has adopted the new name of The Anglican Parish of Christ the Redeemer. They have leased the former St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church building at 120 East College Avenue in Canonsburg, PA from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as a temporary church home and also to plant a new Anglican parish permanently in Canonsburg. Redeemer Parish will hold their first service on May 27 at 10 a.m. Services thereafter will be at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary) every Sunday.
According to the press release, the congregation plans to return to Peters Township when a suitable location is found. It further states that the rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Canonsburg (Chuck Weiss) “has blessed our efforts.”

David Wilson, the rector of Christ the Redeemer, née St. David’s, was an active participant in the struggles within the diocese between the allies of Bob Duncan and supporters of The Episcopal Church.

2 comments:

  1. The Anglican Yinzer states, "The congregation intends to hand over the property by the end of May." Also that, "They have leased the former St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church building at 120 East College Avenue in Canonsburg, PA," and "will hold their first service on May 27 at 10 a.m. Services thereafter will be at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary) every Sunday."

    This, too, is worth a read:
    Facing renovation debt, Peters church cedes building and moves By Ann Rodgers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh news release on the matter adds interesting information as well.

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  2. Brian,

    Thanks for the links. I was going to update the post, but you did that for me. On the other hand, I didn’t think to look at Anglican Yinzer, since David declared that he wasn’t going to blog anymore. The Tribune Review also posted a story, but it didn’t add anything useful.

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