Bakersfield church is Episcopal once more

From the Bakersfield Californian:

St. Paul’s Anglican Parish in Bakersfield is looking for a new home following a courtroom decision that hands control of its church property back to the Episcopal Church.

The Anglicans are on the move following a little-noticed ruling in February that parishioners in two of several breakaway Kern churches lacked the authority to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Church.

Kern County Superior Court Judge Sidney P. Chapin “essentially dismissed the permission a former Episcopal bishop granted them to secede, saying he overstepped his authority in supporting their move to disaffiliate.”

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