Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brooklyn Anglican Church Settles Lawsuit; Keeps Building For Below-Market Price

Virtue Online reported yesterday that St. Joseph's Anglican Church (formerly Trinity Church of East New York) has settled the lawsuit brought against it by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. St. Joseph's broke away from the Diocese in 1977, and is now affiliated with the Anglican Church in America. Much of the congregation had come from the British West Indies where they were members of the Church of England, and they were upset with liturgical changes made in the 1970's. The Diocese sued to obtain ownership of the church's historic building in Brooklyn. Under the terms of the settlement, St. Joseph's will pay $275,000-- a below market value price-- and will retain ownership of its property.