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Extinct Mission Resolution: Christ Church, Belleville

WHEREAS, the church corporately known as the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of Christ Church located at 393 Washington Avenue in the Township of Belleville, County of Essex, State of New Jersey was previously a Parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark incorporated in 1835; and

WHEREAS, in 1992 this parish was thereafter declared to be a mission church as defined in the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the Statutes of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the Bishop and the Standing Committee duly resolved to dissolve said mission; and

WHEREAS, the Diocese of Newark, acting through its officers and agents took further steps to close said mission and to cease all functions as a mission; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the mission church known as Christ Church is hereby declared by this Convention to be extinct as a mission; and, be it further

RESOLVED,  that this the 140th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark celebrates,  acknowledges and gives thanks for the One Hundred Seventy-Nine year history and legacy of Christ Episcopal Church in Belleville, New Jersey; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the dissolution and extinction of the said mission church known as Christ Episcopal Church in Belleville, New Jersey is hereby approved, ratified and confirmed by this the 140th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that all assets held in the name of The Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of Christ Episcopal Church in Belleville, New Jersey shall, and in accordance with Title 16, Chapter 12, Article 1, Section 16 of Revised Statutes of New Jersey, as amended, revert to and be held by the corporation of the Diocese known and designated as the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund and Diocesan Properties of the Diocese of Newark.

Resource Date: 
Jan 25, 2014