SACRAMENTO, CA., May 20, 2009-The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California has announced a settlement agreement with a group calling itself "St. John's Anglican" church, which has occupied the parish buildings at 40 Fifth Street in Petaluma, CA, since December 2006.
The agreement follows peaceful and respectful settlement discussions. Under the agreement, property will be returned to St. John's Episcopal Church.
Further details of this settlement and the re-opening of St. John's Episcopal Church will be made available through diocesan communications. The parish will return to the church building on or before July 1, 2009. Until then, St. John's Episcopal Church continues to worship on Sunday evenings as the guests of Elim Lutheran Church in Petaluma.
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