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
Summer time is a time for sabbath, a time for rest and refreshment. St. Francis moves into an intentional time of sabbath by moving to one service and worshipping outdoors in the beauty of holiness. Join us for our Sunday service at 9:30 in St. Clare's Outdoor Chapel. The summer schedule is from July through Labor Day.
On Sunday, we are having another of our summer picnics following the 9:30 service at St. Clare’s Chapel. This “God planned” picnic replaces our regular coffee hour. Tables and chairs will be set up under the trees outside Block Hall. Bring what you want to eat and drink, including a dish to share. If possible, bring your own dinnerware and utensils (to cut down on garbage going to the landfill). Invite a friend! Take your items to share to Block Hall before 9:25 or immediately after the service.
About 15 minutes after the end of the worship, we will gather around the food table for a blessing before serving. We remember the story of Jesus and “the loaves and the fishes.” All are welcome. For more information, call Beverly Carter at 831-521-2448.