Religion: Housing Project

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church has an office (in Manhattan) but no diocese—and no official house to live in. To remedy this situation the church this week announced that it had taken an option on a 98-acre, 18-building estate in Greenwich, Conn.

If the deal goes through, Presiding Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill will occupy a guest cottage, join Greenwich's sleek confraternity of daily commuters to Manhattan. Vacationing missionaries and other visitors will lodge in the 40-room, ten-bathroom main house. The new center will be called Seabury House (after Samuel Seabury, first president of the Episcopal House of Bishops in the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!