Local Anglican priests gave parishioners an extra helping of good news during Thanksgiving Day services.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday (11/26/14) denied a petition by the Episcopal Church to review a lower court ruling that decided contested money and property tied to a 2008 split rightfully belonged to the Quincy Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, the Rev. Thomas Janikowski, public relations director, said Friday.
He shared the news with parishioners at Trinity Anglican Church in Rock Island, where he’s rector, during his Thanksgiving homily and said he saw several “moist eyes” in people grateful to learn the case finally may be over, he said.
Other Anglican congregations affected by the news are in Moline, Silvis, Geneseo, and a “new mission plant in Davenport,” Rev. Janikowski said.