Vestry of St John's Bristol responds to Bp Smith
The Right Reverend Andrew Smith
Diocese of Connecticut
1335 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
October 24, 2005
Dear Bishop Smith:
We, the rightful Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bristol, Connecticut, write to inform you that the Rev. Dr. Mark H. Hansen has resigned as Rector of St. John’s Church on September 23, 2005. We will begin the process of searching for a new priest.
At the same time, we want to express our objections to the unlawful actions that continue to be exercised by those who claim to be acting with your permission or authority.
On September 26, the Rev. Susan McCone sent a registered letter to the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, in which she requested the written resignations of all members of the Vestry on the unspecified grounds of “many actions” that had “violated [our] trust” as Vestry members and for failing “to attend the scheduled meetings of the Vestry as called by me and required by the By-Laws of St. John’s.”
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