Since the Diocese of New Westminster won the court battle for the buildings of parishes that left the diocese and joined ANiC, St. John’s Shaughnessy, once the largest Anglican parish in Canada, has gone downhill a little. Sunday attendance has dropped from 850 to between 3 and 13; the parish is running a deficit of $20,000 per month and in the week, the building, according to the treasurer, is like a mausoleum.
This was discussed is a parish meeting in November 2011.
Here is the mausoleum remark:
And the $20,000 per month deficit:
Who is paying for this deficit, you might be wondering? The well known philanthropist, Bishop Michael Ingham:
You can listen to the whole meeting here:
A triumph of Pyrrhic proportions for Bishop Michael Ingham.