Magazine article Anglican Journal

Ottawa Parish Withholds Contributions

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Ottawa Parish Withholds Contributions

Article excerpt

Staff

A parish in the diocese of Ottawa has withheld its contribution to the diocesan budget for the second year in a row, saying it can't support the direction being taken by "leaders of the diocese" on the issue of the blessing of same-sex unions.

St. Alban the Martyr's decision to withhold its apportionment was not made public until recently, when Bishop Peter Coffin wrote to the church's wardens, calling the decision "deeply disturbing." He added that their move would affect other parishes and "it is only fair to make your decision public."

St. Alban's rector, Rev. George Sinclair, chairs the Anglican Essentials Council, a conservative group that believes homosexuality is prohibited by the Bible and is contrary to traditional Anglican teaching. A spokesman for St. Alban, warden Peter Di Gangi, said the church's action was "a matter of conscience" and a response to actions that "appear to be leading away from the worldwide Anglican church. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.