Anglican Samizdat

March 14, 2009

The Diocese of Niagara, Desperately Seeking Someone to Sue

Filed under: bishops gone wild,Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 10:37 am
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On March 11th, the three ANiC parishes that used to be in the Diocese of Niagara were once again in court. The diocese is seeking the legal expenses squandered by the extravagant pettifogging of the diocesan lawyer, John Page.

The only problem is, the diocese can’t decide who to sue! It could be the parishes or it could be the wardens of the parishes; in the courtroom, after a period of diocesan dithering, the judge finally lost patience and told everyone to submit more documentation once the diocese has made up its mind.

Of course, if the diocese does decide to sue the wardens, the “priests in charge” at the three parishes also become fair game: a fact that may explain the high turnover of “priests in charge“.

The question is, why would the diocese even consider a suit against the wardens, considering they don’t have any money to speak of? The only explanation is as an act of intimidation and object lesson to the wardens of other parishes who may be considering a move to ANiC.

In the Diocese of Niagara, All You Need is Love.



  1. This is just a continuation of the scorched earth policy that Niagara is pursuing instead of Chrisitan peace making. When this is all said and done, Niagara will have left quite a legacy of devisiveness and heartbreak.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — March 14, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

  2. Sueing volunteers of the church – how low can you go!

    Comment by Muriel — March 14, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

  3. Low? You want low? They are digging out the bottom of the pit and Bird is taking lessons in Chinese. Trouble is it’s getting hotter and hotter.

    Comment by Gawk — March 15, 2009 @ 9:55 am

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