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Anglican Journal surveys dioceses on financial fallout of pandemic

Anglican Journal surveys dioceses on financial fallout of pandemic

The Anglican Journal has surveyed Canadian dioceses on the financial fallout of the pandemic. Many dioceses responded, some with more detail than others.

You can read the Journal’s extensive report on its inquiries here: Many Canadian dioceses evade pandemic year cash crunch — at least for now.

Major reasons dioceses avoided a cash crunch were the disposal of property and pandemic-specific government support.

In an October 15th letter, the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador announced it Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

Has there been a similar investigation of the financial impact of the pandemic on dioceses in The Episcopal Church? Should there be?

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Eric Bonetti

Yes, the church should compile this information. One cannot plan for the future unless one has accurate data on hand.

Speaking of selling property, the quiet announcement by DioVA that it may sell the Truro property warrants attention. Given the diocese’s hope over the years for a parish in Fairfax proper, and the not-so-good conduct of Truro over the years, including its expulsion of those it perceives to be LGBT, I submit that the church is not an appropriate purchaser of Episcopal assets,

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