A Superior Court judge in Savannah today heard arguments in a trial that could determine the future of the "mother church" of Georgia Anglicanism.
A standing-room only crowd of about 80-people packed Superior Court Judge Michael Karp's courtroom as attorneys presented arguments over who owns historic Christ Church Sanctuary.
The church was one of several that split in a worldwide church dispute over theological issues, including gay bishops. Both the break-away congregation and the local Diocese claim the grand sanctuary in downtown Savannah.
Christ Church was Georgia's first Anglican church. Judge Karp said, he wouldn't issue a ruling for about a week.