Virginia diocese, Haymarket Anglican church settle property dispute

Posted Apr 16, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and St. Paul’s Church, Anglican, Haymarket, have reached an agreement that concludes the property dispute which began in 2006.

Under the terms of the agreement, St. Paul’s Church, Anglican will convey all real and tangible personal property to the Diocese, with the exception of some items of sentimental value. The Diocese has made arrangements for the day school located on site at St. Paul’s to remain in place through a five-year lease. The parties have come to an agreement regarding the division of liquid assets, including a payment being made to the Diocese of Virginia and an amount retained to support the day school. The Anglican congregation will vacate the property by April 30 and forgo any appeal of the decision.

“We are pleased to have reached an additional settlement with a congregation,” said Henry D.W. Burt, secretary of the Diocese. “We wish the members of St. Paul’s Church, Anglican well in their transition, and look forward to returning the historic property to the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church.”