Category Archives: News

DioVT Change Management Initiative Appears Promising

It is unfortunately all too rare that we have something positive to report in the Episcopal Church. But we are pleasantly surprised at the information and decisions coming from the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont’s THRIVE program. Our hope is that the initiative might serve as a example to other dioceses, parishes, and Episcopal organizations. Background In August 2021,… Read More »

National Cathedral School Ignores Alleged Torturer on Board of Governors

The National Cathedral School (NCS) is everything you’d expect from a prestigious Episcopal school. It sits on the grounds of the National Cathedral, has first-rate physical facilities, and caters to the daughters of the wealthy. It’s also a bastion of hypocrisy, thanks to its Board of Governors, which includes David Ayres, who appears to be one of the… Read More »

Anglican Watch Announces Episcopal Accountability Project

Earlier today, Anglican Watch announced the Episcopal Accountability Project via the following press release. ###   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Employees with group medical coverage may be familiar with employee assistance programs, or EAP’s. But there’s a new EAP out there, designed to hold the Episcopal Church, its clergy and leadership accountable. The Episcopal Accountability Project, or EAP, an initiative of… Read More »

Update: St. Paul’s Montvale Dissidents Go to Trial

Anglican Watch has learned that the St. Paul’s Montvale dissidents go on trial September 28 on criminal charges of defiant trespass. The matter will be heard late afternoon. The defendants include: Marc Denbeaux Maria and Leigh Hopper Anne Bosch Jane Moser Joe and Vicki Solis Rusty, Louise, and Martine Miller Jeff Piatt Denbeaux, a local attorney, is representing himself,… Read More »

DioVA in Danger as Bishop-Elect Stevenson Starts Off on Wrong Foot

It’s no secret that Anglican Watch tends to focus on the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (DioVa). But it’s not because our editor lives in the diocese. Nor is it because of his negative experiences with the diocese. Instead, it’s because the sheer size of the diocese makes it a bellwether for the larger denomination and, in the words of banking… Read More »

Additional Allegations of Abuse Emerge at Grace Episcopal Alexandria

Full disclosure: Anglican Watch editor Eric Bonetti is a former member of Grace Episcopal and has written extensively about his negative experiences with the parish. He presently is in litigation against former rector Bob Malm. Anglican Watch has learned that the Rev. Fanny Belanger, former associate rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Va., abruptly resigned from the position… Read More »

Breaking: Montvale Dissidents Lied to Mayor Ghassali in St. Paul’s Conflict

Anglican Watch recently obtained email records between Montvale mayor Mike Ghassali and various people, including the St. Paul’s dissidents. As we expected, they document several things: Steve Hopper lied about the meeting between Mayor Ghassali and Pastor Jill. After seeing Hopper’s dishonest e-mail, Mayor Ghassali busted Hopper for his lies, telling Hopper not to reference him in future emails.… Read More »

Abuse Survivors Issue Second Press Release About St. Paul’s Alexandria and Torture

Earlier today, the Episcopal Survivors Network, a national advocacy group formed by victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, issued a second statement about St. Paul’s Alexandria and the church’s refusal to condemn torture: St. Paul’s Alexandria continues to ignore issue ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN) today condemned the continuing unwillingness of St. Paul’s Episcopal,… Read More »

St. Andrew’s on Martha’s Vineyard Welcomes Immigrants, Needs Cash

U.S. national media are reporting that conservative Florida governor Ron DeSantis flew two planeloads of Venezuelan immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in a publicity stunt. The move, which was not announced ahead of time, resulted in a scramble to care for these individuals. Among those helping are St. Andrew’s Episcopal, which can be found online at The church… Read More »

St. Paul’s Episcopal Alexandria Continues to Welcome Alleged Torturers

On July 1, Anglican Watch broke the news that a prominent Episcopal family, the Ayres, appear to be at the heart of the “enhanced interrogation” program that was a key component of the post 9-11 “War on Terror.” Shortly after the news broke, the Ayres were no longer seen attending services at their church, St. Paul’s, in Old Town Alexandria,… Read More »