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2 Sep 2011, 11:09 am
And the two vestry members appear to have been swept out of their offices by the tide that removed Father Moyer. [read post]
21 Sep 2009, 9:59 am
A small group of members remained loyal to ECUSA and the South Carolina Episcopal Diocese and purported to elect a new vestry for the congregation. [read post]
14 Jul 2007, 4:11 pm
Virtue Online reported on Friday that the Diocese has amended its lawsuit to add as defendants a number of individuals who were elected as vestry members in each church after the spit off. [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 6:45 pm by Howard Friedman
The court similarly removed two vestry members who supported Moyer from their positions.   [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 6:45 pm by Howard Friedman
The court similarly removed two vestry members who supported Moyer from their positions. [read post]
2 Oct 2011, 7:16 pm
Today the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the Dennis Canon against a challenge offered by the rector and certain officers and vestry members of Bishop Seabury Church in Groton. [read post]
19 Apr 2018, 4:05 am by Howard Friedman
"  They sought an order against 28 Parishes "to remove from their vestries any persons who cannot demonstrate to this Court's satisfaction that they are capable of and willing to carry out their fiduciary obligations to The Episcopal Church.... [read post]
11 Apr 2015, 11:59 am by Sean Hanover
I was recently asked the following question on an online legal website:I am a member of a Church Vestry in Virginia. [read post]
24 Jul 2014, 4:00 am by Howard Friedman
The ACA appointed a new Rector, who then removed several members of the elected Vestry and appointed new members.When Father Kelley refused to vacate the premises, the ACA ... filed a lawsuit against him.... [read post]
30 Apr 2011, 9:22 pm
The suit marks another low point in the desultory annals of litigation brought by dioceses of the Episcopal Church (USA) against their former parishes, vestries and rectors. [read post]
7 Mar 2015, 10:49 am
To that end, the Rector and majority of the Vestry shall provide a reasonable opportunity for the Bishop, a diocesan chancellor and a member of the Standing Committee to meet on parish property with the entire Vestry and such members of the parish as wish to be present. [read post]
2 Sep 2011, 11:13 am
Moyer and the one sitting vestry member was that they must relinquish their parish offices, and not the parish's property. [read post]
20 Aug 2021, 6:58 am by Margaret Wood
I have often heard a story about how the church vestry applied to place the building on the National Register of Historic Places to prevent the Library of Congress from tearing down the church and erecting the James Madison Memorial Building at Third and A Streets SE. [read post]
25 Apr 2023, 7:39 am by Jim Martin
One community leadership position involved being elected to the church vestry of Truro parish in 1762. [read post]
19 Jul 2013, 4:41 pm by Buce
Karl Marx lived out most of his  adult life in blameless bourgeois respectability in London where, inter alia, he was once elected Constable of th Vestry of St. [read post]
21 Apr 2020, 4:00 am by Howard Friedman
  The court said in partThe Parish clearly breached its fiduciary obligation to the Diocese when its Rector and its Vestry disregarded their oath to conform to the Episcopal denomination and instead led the congregation in a vote to disassociate from the Diocese and the Episcopal Church.... [read post]
1 Oct 2014, 3:29 pm
Canon I.17.8 (in a section that deals with laity in the Church) provides:Any person accepting any office in this Church shall well and faithfully perform the duties of that office in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of this Church and of the Diocese in which the office is being exercised.In cases where vestries have voted to withdraw their parish from an Episcopal Diocese, ECUSA and its attorneys have always invoked this Canon, and argued that by the very act of voting to… [read post]
11 Nov 2015, 5:20 am by Legal Beagle
Documents at Companies house list Lord Gill and his wife as holding interests in ‘Vestry Court’ dating back to the mid 1990’s. [read post]
1 Jun 2012, 9:26 am
The following is a statement of Redeemer Parish to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh upon the Relinquishment of Its Property:May 31, 2012After prayerful consideration, the Vestry of Redeemer Parish has decided that it is not interested in “purchasing” any property from the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. [read post]