Diocese of Milwaukee Episcopal church remains vacant after split

Once home to St. Edmond’s Episcopal Church, an empty building at 14625 Watertown Plank Road in Elm Grove serves as a reminder of an emotional church split that ended in a lawsuit over property disagreements.

The 125-member congregation was the first in the state to announce its split with the Episcopal Church in the United States in 2008 and joined the Convocation of Anglicans of North America, part of the more conservative Anglican Church of Nigeria.

The split was prompted by theological differences, including the Diocese of New Hampshire’s consecration of an openly gay bishop in 2003.

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7 comments on “Diocese of Milwaukee Episcopal church remains vacant after split

  1. Katherine says:

    My younger daughter was baptized at St. Edmund’s. Sad to think of the building standing empty. Empty, also, were the diocese’s intentions when it sued and won a building it does not need. Presumably it will sell; Elm Grove property is worth good money.

  2. Terry Tee says:

    I wonder if the Hebrew graffito mentioned is ichabod, אִי כָבוֹד‎ from 1 Sam. 4.21

  3. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Another “blessed” result of the TEc gozpell (TM).

  4. SC blu cat lady says:

    Empty buildings…. an appropriate mission statement for TECUSA.

  5. BlueOntario says:

    [blockquote]There isn’t a major theological difference between the Episcopal church and the Anglican church, said the Rev. David Pfaff, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee.

    “We understood ourselves to be part of the Anglican church, so the notion of separation doesn’t make sense to me,” he said.[/blockquote]

    Well, there it is, then.

  6. SC blu cat lady says:

    The kool-aid has been enjoyed…….. No major theological difference between TECUSA and the Anglican Church as in the rest of the Anglican Communion?? That might be a true statement if the “Anglican Church” is the Anglican Church of Canada.

  7. Cennydd13 says:

    Where on earth has Pfaff+ been lately? There’s no difference? My God, hasn’t he been paying attention to what’s going on in TEC? They’ve been hanging on every word coming from Mrs Schori’s mouth ever since she took office!