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 Glass, Rector
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.”
In recognition of the truth of those words there will be a service for the Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Episcopal Church at our outdoor service, this Sunday, October 5 at 9:30 am.
Everyone is invited to bring their pets – dogs, cats, horses, fish, gerbils, elephants, etc., including favorite stuffed animals – to this special event honoring St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of “all creatures great and small.” Each pet will be individually blessed.
Where and how is St Francis being called to participate in God's mission in our local community? Join us in the Vicarage on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm for a time of prayer, reflection and discernment. We also extend an invitation to anyone who can't be with us in person but who would like to join in this hour of quiet prayer, from home or wherever you are, to let us know you'd like to be added to our circle email list. Contact Meredith Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanessa at email@example.com.
Clean up Days
Our Fall clean- up days are scheduled for October 4 and 11 from 9 am – 3 pm.