(Tennesseean) St. Andrew's Parish in Nashville to bid home sad farewell

Members of St. Andrew’s Parish in Nashville will split their time this week between preparing for Christmas and packing up their church’s possessions.

The congregation will hold worship services on Sunday and Christmas Day and then say goodbye to the property that has been its home for more than 50 years.

“There’s a lot of grieving going on here,” said the Rev. James Guill, pastor of St. Andrew’s.

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5 comments on “(Tennesseean) St. Andrew's Parish in Nashville to bid home sad farewell

  1. Ralph says:

    “This is a time, not for exaltation, but for thanksgiving to God for his mercy. We find grace to sustain us in the most difficult circumstances.”

    Huh? Non sequitur, Bishop. The baby Jesus is crying.

  2. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    And the Episcopal Diocese is not even going to make a facade of turning it back into a functional parish church…it’s going to use it to house church bureaucracy. There’s some Christmas cheer for you…

  3. APB says:

    With bishops like this, it is easy to see how Dr. Schori gets her way.

  4. Capt. Father Warren says:

    Just amazing what happens to some brains when the Mitre goes on. I knew John Baurschmidt when he was rector of Christ Church in Covington, LA. Never had a clue he would be the “sue ’em” type bishop for the PB. So sad.

  5. Statmann says:

    The Southwast Region iss the only region in TEC that shows signs of vitality. Same-sex marriage may well be the final line in the sand. If TEC were to lose bigtime in the SE, it could face a financial crisis by GC in 2015. Pledge dives for 2013 should provide early indicators. Statmann