Calvary Episcopal Church (Pittsburgh)
|Calvary Episcopal Church|
|Location||315 Shady Avenue (at Walnut Street)
Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Architect||Ralph Adams Cram|
|Architectural style(s)||Gothic Revival|
|Governing body||Episcopal Church|
Calvary Episcopal Church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that was founded in 1855. The church rented space from a German Lutheran Church until a building was constructed in 1861. Due to Pittsburgh's industrial growth during the late 19th century, the church acquired a new property in 1904 and built a Gothic Revival-style building designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram. Charles Connick designed approximately 70 stained glass windows for the church between 1920 to 1939.
In 2003, Calvary Episcopal Church sued the diocese and Bishops Robert Duncan and Henry Scriven over actions taken by a special convention the diocese held after the 2003 General Convention. At the special convention, the diocese had passed a resolution that asserted that all property of individual parishes belonged to the parishes themselves, rather than to the diocese. In the suit, Calvary claimed that the diocese could not take such an action, as it violated the Dennis Canon. Eventually, the suit was settled out of court. The final settlement did not affirm Calvary Church's central contention that diocesan property was held in trust for the national church, but it created a process by which the diocese agreed to make decisions about property and assets should a congregation wish to leave the diocese.
People involved with Calvary Episcopal Church
- Harvey Gaul, organist 1920–1945
- Calvary Church: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Parish. 1908. p. 59.
- Calvary Episcopal Church
- Church records at the University of Pittsburgh Library System