Services resume at three parishes

(Reposted from the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh website)

Beginning this first weekend of July 2011, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to re-establish congregations in at least three locations that have been without an Episcopal Church presence for several years.

Plans are set to resume Episcopal services at St. James Church in Penn Hills on July 3, followed by a reopening of St. Thomas Church in Barnesboro, Cambria County, on July 17, and a resumption of services at St. Christopher’s Church in Warrendale later this summer.

“Just as the Diocese of Pittsburgh itself has been rebuilding over the last few years, we are now turning our attention to rebuilding congregations in areas where Episcopalians have been underserved throughout the diverse regions of our diocese,” said Bishop Kenneth L. Price, Jr.

All three church properties are owned by the Episcopal Diocese and are either being vacated by the congregations that have been using them or have not been used for various periods.

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