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


Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, a theologically progressive and inclusive Christ-centered community of faith.

We are now  worshiping in person, indoors, on Sundays at 10 am.  [Please see the protocol we are following for inside worship below.] These services are also accessible virtually through Zoom. We are also having "virtual" Noonday Prayer every Thursday at noon. You are invited to join us through Zoom, Please contact us at admin@stfrancisnovato.org for the Zoom connection address.

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. Francis, an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, is nestled beneath a breathtaking canopy of oaks in downtown Novato.

Our Sunday morning service draws on the ancient and modern practices of the Episcopal Church.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you in person.

Fall 2021
COVID 19 Protocol for in person indoor worship:

  1. The Priest is fully vaccinated and will wash hands several times during the liturgy.
  2. Please note that vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be present at our worship (just like at the grocery store). Please do what you need for your safety.
  3. If you do not feel comfortable receiving Communion, please know that we will pray a prayer for Spiritual Communion for those worshipping at home and for those unable to receive. This way, we all participate in Communion.
  4. All worshippers must sign in with ushers for contact tracing purposes.
  5. All worshippers are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the church and again before receiving Communion.
  6. Face coverings are required at all times on the church campus.
  7. We will maintain social distance of 6 feet at all times, except when receiving Communion.
  8. Children will remain in church with their families
  9. Congregation members are invited to sing if they wish.
  10. The service is being livestreamed on Zoom. We will make every effort to film only the worship leaders. The Children’s Time will not be filmed, but Zoom worshippers will be able to listen.

Please click here to see the complete Regathering Plan for our church.
Reach out to any Vestry member if you have questions.

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  • Sunday Worship (Indoors & Zoom)
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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