Thursday, March 01, 2012

Judge Orders Historic Falls Church Keys, $ to Episcopalians By April 30

Breakaway CANA Group May Seek to Rent Temporarily
By Nicholas F. Benton
Wednesday, February 29 2012

Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows ruled yesterday that the transfer of all property, physical and other assets, of the Historic Falls Church in the downtown City of Falls Church shall be transferred away from control of the breakaway Anglican congregation to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia by an April 30, 2012 deadline. The judge is slated to sign his final order today at 2 p.m.

The Diocese had sought a March 30 deadline, but Bellows agreed to comply with the request of attorneys for the breakaway "Convocation of Anglicans in North America" (CANA) group for a bit more time.

Judge Bellows ruled that all personal property -- including all furnishings, chalices, prayer books, portraits, historic documents and crosses and funds -- shall also be conveyed to the Diocese, and that they be calculated based on what was held as of January 31, 2007, the date the Diocese formally filed for legal action to recover its property. the rest


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