"On Monday, October 15, 2012, Bishop Mark J. Lawrence, the 14th Bishop of
the Diocese of South Carolina was notified by the Presiding Bishop of
The Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, that on September 18,
2012 the Disciplinary Board for Bishops had certified his abandonment
of The Episcopal Church. This action by The Episcopal Church triggered
two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the Diocese, which
simultaneously disaffiliated the Diocese from The Episcopal Church and
called a Special Convention. That Convention will be held at St.
Philip’s Church, Charleston, on Saturday, November 17, 2012..."