The final stage of the disciplinary process of the Episcopal Church against the Rt Revd Jon Bruno, bishop diocesan of the Diocese of Los Angeles, begins this Tuesday, 28 MAR. The hearing runs through Wednesday & Thursday. The hearing is regarding charges of misconduct, brought against Bishop Bruno by the members of the former mission church, St James the Great in Newport Beach. The folks from St James the Great filed charges against Bishop Bruno in a final attempt to prevent the sale of the building in which the mission congregation met. Bishop Bruno had dissolved the mission of St James the Great in preparation to sell the building, which he controls as one of the properties of the bishop’s Corporation Sole of Dio LA.
The hearing will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott – Old Pasadena at 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena. The hearing is slated to begin at 9 am o’clock each of the three mornings. The hearing is open to the public. The hearing panel is to determine whether Bishop Bruno violated Church canons and/or engaged in conduct unbecoming a bishop, by dissolving the mission congregation and subsequently locking the former parishioners out of the building, preparatory to his attempt to sell the building.