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Letter from Bishop Taylor: St James the Great to be sold

UPDATED: Response by St James the Great:
In prayerful discernment, we opened our hearts to a variety of possibilities for reconciliation in Christ and healing for St. James and our whole community. But Bishop Bruno has entered into a binding contract to sell the property. The buyer has the legal right to expect the seller to honor the contract. Much as we might wish it were otherwise, we do not believe that it would be in the interests of the diocese or consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities to endorse any steps leading to breaching or threatening to breach an enforceable contract that could lead to further expense and litigation.

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Committee to study “Corp Sole” reports back to the Diocese of Los Angeles

The Special Committee to study Corporation Sole was commissioned by the 2015 Convention of the Diocese of Los Angeles in the wake of a bitter property dispute between St James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach and Bishop Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles.

The Committee reported on July 31 on the legal definitions, properties held in Corp Sole, and canonical implications of such holdings. In brief, they found that

The Diocese of Los Angeles includes two legal corporations: The […]

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A family’s memorial gift is caught in the crossfire over St James the Great, Newport Beach

So today the memorial rose window’s future lies in the land dispute and Dio LA’s plans. Originally a family of eight, the Lyons would be happy to remove the window from the property and have it placed at one of the local health facilities which also played a part in caring for Patrick during his illness; Hoag Hospital or Children’s Hospital of Orange County. However, to date, Val Lyon, Patrick’s older brother who was 15 at the time of Patrick’s death, has not been able to speak to anyone in the diocese regarding the disposition of the window.

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The he said, she said regarding St James the Great Newport Beach continues.

The Living Church has published an article on line that quotes the Revd Cindy Voorhees, former vicar of the Dio Los Angeles mission St Gregory the Great in Newport Beach CA saying that the Rt Revd J Jon Bruno offered them $1 million to drop the charges against him. Diocesan Canon for Communications, Bob Williams, says that Bishop Bruno was again making the same offer he made a number of months ago. Mr Williams says that it was not offered in return for the former congregants dropping their presentment.

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St James the Great files more charges against Bishop Bruno

[Though the bishop was] not to make contact with the complainants during your initial investigation… Bishop Bruno through his attorney continued his aggressive efforts to take the deposition of the spouse of the St James vicar and threatened sanctions for delay of that deposition

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