to proceed formally to disestablish St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Oakville and Church of the Good Shepherd in St. Catharines.
approved in principle the sale of St. Hilda’s Rectory at a price not lower than $600,000 and authorized the Secretary of Synod to conduct an electronic poll
This does not come as a great surprise and only shows what this is all about. Not about ministry, or mission, or supporting “growing” congregations. But about the money to prop up budgets another year or two.
As an aside, it’s funny how parishes hold church property in trust for the diocese, when only a few years ago the diocese held church properties in trust for the parishes. If hypocrisy was not in the order of the day, I guess the real churches of St. Hilda’s and Good Shepherd could claim that trust money back from the Diocese of Niagara. I’m sure that would work. Ahem.