Our Vision is to Manifest God’s Love through Invitation, Inclusion, Faith and Action
St. John's recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary as a parish!
St. John's Episcopal Church is a community of Christians who worship in the Episcopal tradition. We are part of the Diocese of California led by the Right Reverend Marc Andrus, Bishop of California. St. John's is a warm, active, vital community, seeking to grow in its ministries, spirituality, and Christian love. Our facility is situated off the road in a redwood grove, with a meditation garden open to all.
We are wheelchair-accessible and have ADA-compliant bathrooms. All are welcome; please visit us at any time.
St. John's mission is to manifest the love of God through the Holy Spirit with each other, our community and the world through worship, spiritual growth and Christian service.
Our Episcopal Church History
Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. The Church was organized shortly after the American Revolution when it was forced to break with the Church of England on penalty of treason as Church of England clergy were required to swear allegiance to the British monarch, and became, in the words of the 1990 report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Group on the Episcopate, "the first Anglican Province outside the British Isles". Today it is divided into nine provinces and has dioceses outside the U.S. in Taiwan, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands encompasses both American and British territory.
In keeping with Anglican tradition and theology, the Episcopal Church considers itself a via media, or middle way, between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. (source: Wikipedia)