Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Alamagordo Daily News: Cloudcroft church, diocese part ways

[...] The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande announced in a news release Tuesday that vicar the Rev. Fred Griffin and the congregation of the Church of the Ascension in Cloudcroft have left the church in the United States and joined the Anglican Province of Uganda.

A number of dioceses and churches in this country have split off and joined member churches of the Anglican Communion in Africa and Asia, after a gay bishop was elected in this country in 2003 and a female bishop was chosen in 2006.

According to the news release, the Rio Grande diocese in Albuquerque was informed Friday that the Cloudcroft church had been received into the Ugandan Anglican church.

Representatives of the Cloudcroft church met diocese officials Saturday and established that the final service for the breakaway congregation would be held the following day.

This was done, and the former congregation will vacate the premises and relocate within the week. Read more
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