Regular services ceased 10 or 20 years later, and local Catholics went to mass in Placerville.
On April 30, 1969 the Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento deeded the dilapidated structure to the State of California as a gift.
If you would like to make an appointment to view St.
John's or receive a Wedding Packet, please contact the park Special Event Coordinator at (530) 295-2174 or [email protected]
Note: Saint John's church is an historic building, built in the 1850's and has no ADA (Americans Disability Act) accessibility.
There are no restrooms, heaters or air conditioners located in the church.
In January of 2007, Vern became El Dorado County's District Attorney.
He has personally prosecuted numerous, significant cases such as the murder of C. P Officer Scott Russell and Phil and Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard.
The free-standing bell tower was restored and carries the original bell that the parish had cast in Sheffield England in 1860. You can purchase parking passes through the special events coordinator prior to your event.
On the morning of April 20, 1858, a dedication procession made its way up Piety Hill from the town, led by Father Largan of Placerville. After 1860, this little church fell into disrepair as the fortunes of Coloma declined and the congregation dwindled.
In the late 19 century the building was repaired and was rededicated as St. Again the structure fell into decay, and in 1921 it had to be practically rebuilt.
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