The Rev. Donald Helmandollar has become accustomed to the refrain he hears when he greets parishioners outside Trinity Episcopal Church in Bristol each Sunday: "I see we're here for another week."
Their weeks there may be numbered now that the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut has sued Helmandollar and 10 members of the church's governing body, accusing them of trespassing on church property.
Helmandollar's parish voted itself out of the Episcopal Church this year, but has not left the church buildings. Helmandollar says the parish was part of the Anglican Communion long before the diocese existed and should retain the church property now that it has aligned with another Anglican group.
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