Old Saint Andrew's Parish in Charleston, S.C., Votes to Align with Bishop Lawrence and the Diocese

The vote total I am told was 189 to 64.

You can find the parish website here. Please note that on the front page of the website there are four separate links for your perusal, Discernment Schedule, Discernment Meeting January 13th, Discernment Meeting January 20th, and Bishop Lawerence’s Remarks. You may also be interested in the parish newsletter which you cand find there.


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5 comments on “Old Saint Andrew's Parish in Charleston, S.C., Votes to Align with Bishop Lawrence and the Diocese

  1. Sarah says:

    Awesome news.

  2. MichaelA says:

    Suprising that Acting Bishop Rosenberg doesn’t seem to have made any real attempt to win over the congregation, or convince them of TEC’s commitment to traditional Anglicanism. Maybe he accepted that it was a lost battle from the start…

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    It would’ve been fruitless…..a wasted effort on his part, and he knew it. I am quite sure that this won’t be the last parish to depart, and Jefferts Schori and Company haven’t heard the last of it. God is speaking through His people’s actions.

  4. pendennis88 says:

    Reminds me a little bit of Lee and his standing committee’s approach to the Virginia churches back when they were going through discernment on departing. They made no attempt to persuade the congregations, just made threats and announced that the diocese was tearing up the protocol for departing congregations under which they had allowed the discernment process to commence. I understand from those who were at one such perfomance by an angry standing committee person that TEC lost votes as he made his presentation.

  5. Franz says:

    It’s well worth taking the time to read the record of Bishop Lawrence’s remarks before the parish earlier this month. They are concise, articulate and clear. They contain no jargon. They are blunt where appropriate, but delivered without rancor. They are something that I would have loved to have shared with my former parish (in the Diocese of Southwest Florida) before I left ECUSA. It probably would not have changed the outcome, but the good bishop expressed thing far better than I was able to at the time. South Carolina is blessed to have such an advocate.