(TLC) Great Episcopal Turmoil in Newport Beach

The people of St. James the Great Church in Newport Beach, California, thought they had their bishop’s long-term support when they moved into the building in October 2013, after the diocese’s long-term property battle with former members who joined the Anglican Church in North America. He was at the ceremony and offered his blessing.

But now they have no building because the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno signed a deal in May to sell it for $15 million to a luxury housing developer. They feel betrayed, and they are fighting back.

In July church members filed a lengthy complaint, or presentment, against the bishop. It charges Bishop Bruno with 147 violations of church law, ranging from conduct unbecoming a bishop to reckless or intentional misrepresentation, under Title IV of church canons.

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One comment on “(TLC) Great Episcopal Turmoil in Newport Beach

  1. Robert Lundy says:

    To me, this is like a woman who shacks up with a serial cheater. Yes, she has been wronged. But she knew his track record. Bishop Bruno was just as abusive and mean spirited to the real congregation of St. James – the one that actually built and paid for it.