• Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in downtown Novato.
  • Come and see!
  • All are welcome!
  • Worship in the beauty of holiness.


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

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Contact Us

Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
967 5th St.
Novato, California 94945
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Phone 415-892-1609
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Regular Services

  • Community Sunday - one service at 9:30 am on the first Sunday of every month
  • 9 am Contemporary service
  • 11am Traditional service


  • Summer Service Starts on July 5

    In the summer we celebrate Eucharist at one service in St. Clare's Outdoor Chapel. Sitting underneath the heritage oaks we enjoy scripture, silence, song and sacrament.  The Bay Area weather can either be warm or cool so please bring your sunhat or blanket. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 am from July 5 through September 6.


  • Our Mission Statement

    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.

   August 2015   

This Week's Events



AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
AA meeting
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Craft Group
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Contemporary Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Alanon meeting
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


AA meeting
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
AA meeting
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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