How did Westminster Presbyterian Church become the church of Christ?
In the fall of 2017, Westminster Presbytery announced that it was buying the Cathedral of St. George and the adjoining church, St. John’s, in a deal valued at $7.2 million.
The purchase is the second-largest sale of land in the region in the past two years, according to data compiled by The New York Times.
The cathedral is a former home of the United States Episcopal Church.
The church’s original name was the Presbyterian Episcopal Church of Canada.
Its current name is St. Mary of the Assumption.
It was not immediately clear whether the church will be able to keep the old name, which is a remnant of the British Anglican Church.
Westminster’s purchase of the cathedral and the adjacent church is the largest sale of church land in Canada in the same year.
Westmoreland County, Ontario, was the first Canadian province to adopt a new church name, St George Parish, in 2015.
The province’s Anglican diocese has since established a new parish in Windsor, Ont., which became St. Francis Parish in 2016.
Westminster’s Anglicans also are the largest in Canada, with more than 2,500 congregations, according the Canadian Anglican Conference.
The Anglican Diocese of Windsor has announced plans to rename St. Matthew’s Cathedral in 2017, following a long-running legal battle.
The cathedral’s future was also put on hold by the 2015 death of Sts.
John Paul II and Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau died in a plane crash in Mexico in November 2016. He was 69.