Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Diocese of Quincy Leaves the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy became the third diocese to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Church and join the Province of the Southern Cone in two votes held at her convention yesterday afternoon. Here are the vote tallies:

To leave the Episcopal Church:

Clergy 41 yay - 14 nay
Laity 54 yay - 12 nay

The resolution is here.

To join the Southern Cone (Argentina):

Clergy 46 yay - 4 nay
Laity 55 yay - 8 nay

Here is an article on the departure from The Living Church:

In a brief message read after the results of the second resolution was announced, Presiding Bishop Venables of the Southern Cone congratulated the members of synod and announced that he had appointed the Rev. Edward denBlaauwen, rector of Christ Church, Moline, Ill., to serve as vicar general. Quincy has been without a bishop since the Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman resigned for reasons of health on Nov. 1...more

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