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March 11, 2015

TEC refuses All Saints’ FW permission for Canon 32 process

 

In a letter dated March 9, attorneys for The Episcopal Church and the TEC-affiliated All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth rejected the Diocese’s offer to resolve the property dispute between the parish and Diocese through the Canon 32 process. 

Attached is the reply to the TEC parties' letter, from David Weaver, attorney for the parishes and missions in union with the Diocese.

Canon 32 was amended in 2007 to provide a canonical means whereby parishes that wished to separate from the Diocese could do so and retain their property.

 

 
  March 6, 2015
  Canon 32 process initiated re: All Saints’, Fort Worth
  In accord with the urging of the Hon. John Chupp in our Feb. 20 hearing, Bishop Iker has today written letters to the two All Saints’ Episcopal Church congregations in Fort Worth, initiating a conflict resolution process as outlined in diocesan Canon 32. The letters call for a meeting on Thursday, March 26, of all members of the parish.

 
  Letter Canon 32 Guidelines