Falls Church (Anglican) to Appeal Property Case to Supreme Court

A Virginia Anglican congregation that traces its founding to the colonial era has announced that they will file an appeal over a property case to the United States Supreme Court.

The Falls Church Anglican stated earlier this week their intention to file an appeal over whether they or the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia controls the historic Falls Church property. “Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we achieved a broad degree of unity in our decision to bring these matters forward to the Supreme Court, believing that God has uniquely positioned TFCA to do so,” reads an email sent out to parishioners on Monday.

“We are advised that the facts of our case are strong and that we are uniquely placed at this time ”“ and perhaps for many years to come ”“ to raise these issues to the U.S. Supreme Court. And each of us wanted to be good stewards of the resources God has given us.”

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2 comments on “Falls Church (Anglican) to Appeal Property Case to Supreme Court

  1. MotherViolet says:

    It just makes no sense that a Virginia court can ignore VA property law for a mysterious ‘implied trust’ claim. What is wrong with Churches be they diocese or parishes, being made to deed their property with words which express their clear intension and then holding them to that wording?

    God speed TFC!

  2. Sarah1 says:

    I am so proud of The Falls Church! Just thrilled that they are doing this — and indeed, they *are* uniquely positioned for this action in church history. They can but fail at the worst, and the fruits of *success* are worth possible failure.

    God bless you all.