Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, a theologically progressive and inclusive community of faith.
St. Francis is known for its welcome and hospitality of the young, old, and the young at heart. We are a community of compassion and acceptance with a commitment to exploring and deepening our faith. Inspired by our patron saint, Francis, we have a hunger for justice and peace in the world. St. Clare's, our outdoor chapel, is always open for prayer and meditation.
If you prefer walking meditation our outdoor labyrinth is the place to still your soul. On Sunday mornings we offer a variety of worship services that draw on the ancient and modern practices of the Episcopal Church. We look forward to welcoming you in person.
St. Francis, an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, is nestled beneath a breathtaking canopy of oaks in downtown Novato on 5th Street just south of Grant Avenue.
Peace be with you! The Rev. Vanessa Stickler Glass, Rector
9:00 am Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Music
The celebration of Holy Eucharist is enriched by contemporary music. Music is led by Crystal Brunelle.
11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Organ and Choir
Drawing on the rich liturgical and musical traditions of the Episcopal Church this service includes readings from scripture, a sermon, prayers of the people, and Holy Eucharist. Choral anthems are offered by the Chancel Choir under the musical direction of Jean Capron.
Children are welcome at all of our services and worship with their families.
For the faithful and the seekers who need a safe place to find hope and spiritual nourishment in a Christ-centered community, St. Francis offers a theologically progressive, diverse, welcoming and joyful church committed to exploring and deepening our faith in God and each other through community, worship and outreach.