Court rules in favor of Episcopal Church, L.A. diocese

Posted May 10, 2012

[Diocese of Los Angeles] Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim Dunning today granted a motion for summary adjudication in favor of the Episcopal Church declaring the church properties in Long Beach and North Hollywood are held in trust for the current and future mission of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the general church.

“I give thanks for this ruling. After nearly eight years, we appreciate the Court’s conclusion confirming the church properties of All Saints and St. David’s belong to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

John R. Shiner, lead counsel for the Diocese, added, “Today’s ruling marks the third occasion that a Court has determined property under the control of a departing parish rightfully belongs to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.”