Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rio Grande: Another one shakes the dust. . .

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

Congregation of Episcopal church in Cloudcroft leaves diocese

The clergy and congregation of the Episcopal mission Church of Ascension in Cloudcroft have split from the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande and joined the Anglican Province of Uganda.

The diocese said this week its trustees and standing committee were told of the decision last week.

"The prayers of the trustees and the standing committee go with those people of Ascension who feel they must leave the Episcopal Church," the diocese said in a news release. "We are saddened by their decision, but pray the Lord will bless their community with faith, hope and love."

The diocese said conversations between the two sides "were respectful, cordial and acknowledged respective positions."

The Cloudcroft congregation, which numbered between 20 and 30 people, held its last service at the church last Sunday, then vacated the premises for another location, the diocese said. . .

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H/t to TitusOneNine.

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