• Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Novato, CA
  • All people are welcome at the Lord\'s table


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
Telephone: 415-892-1609
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Regular Services

  • Community Service 9:30 am- first Sunday of each month
  • 9 am Contemporary service
  • 11am Traditional service


Christmas Services

Christmas Eve, December 24

5:00 pm - Holy Communion with Contemporary Music and Candlelight

9:30 pm - Holy Communion with Traditional Music and Candlelight

Christmas Day, December 25

9:30 am - An Acoustic Christmas - Holy Communion with hymns, piano and acoustic guitar






Outreach Opportunities

1. Marin Food Bank: Thank you to everyone who responded so promptly to the request for help!  We will be helping assemble gift baskets at the Marin Food Bank on Friday, December 19 from 9-11:30 am.  The Food Bank is located at 75 Digital Drive.  If you have any questions or want to join us, contact me: sarahmsangster@gmail.com.

 2. Food Collection: We are collecting food during the holidays for those less fortunate.  There is a barrel in the church to place nonperishable goods.  The food will go to the Marin Food Bank.


 3. Advent Outreach: As many of you know, Pat and Tony Mei’s cousin/goddaughter, Audrey Rangel is currently on her second trip to Africa to train health care workers who are fighting Ebola. This training is critical to conquering this virulent virus.  We would like to support her brave and necessary work by donating money to the charity she is working with: The International Medical Corp. We will make our donation from St. Francis in thanksgiving for the ministry of Audrey Rangel.  We hope the congregation will generously support this cause by donating.  Donations can be put in the offering plate on Sundays or mailed to the church. Please indicate they are for the Ebola fund drive. Some companies are doing special matches for Ebola donations, so we would appreciate it if you would take advantage of this special match.  If you are able to take advantage of this matching donation, let me know so we can include it in our donation. (sarahmsangster@gmail.com)Thank you in advance for helping support this worthy cause.  

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