Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The incredible, shrinking pecusa

Three Episcopal churches in Easton, Mansfield and Taunton will close this spring and be put up for sale while their congregations merge into the Bristol Trinity Episcopal Church.

A series of farewell services began Sunday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Easton.

Others will be held in the coming weeks at St John’s in Taunton and St. John the Evangelist in Mansfield.

Rising costs to maintain and repair the church buildings led to the decision in March to merge, said Bristol Cluster Episcopal Ministry Council representative Sandy Rollo of Easton. The decision to close all three and find a new locale was made just two weeks ago.

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