About St. Francis
St. Francis is a place for everyone.
It is our desire, whether you are a lifelong Episcopalian, new to the faith or a seasoned follower of Jesus, that you find a place here. We strive to be a welcoming community, focusing on growing in our relationships with God through faith in Jesus Christ, helping those around us who are less fortunate, while enjoying fun and fellowship in dynamic atmosphere.
Located on 15.4 wooded acres in Piney Point Village, St. Francis is a community composed of two principal entities—the Church and the Day School. Also included within this community are the St. Francis Sports Association and the St. Francis Scouting program.
These two additional missions of the church span the church/school community, offering unique opportunities for our parish to reach out to those families searching for a church home.
Our rector is The Rev. Stuart A. Bates who joined the parish in 2007.
St. Francis is a warm and welcoming parish and offers four worship services on Sunday as well as a Wednesday evening service.
Within the Body of Christ, the St. Francis community is committed to nurturing the spiritual, educational, and physical development of all God's people.
Mission of St. Francis
8 a.m. (Rite I). — Our early service takes place in the St. Clare Chapel and uses traditional language. There is no music at this service.
9 a.m. (Rite II) — This is our family service which includes a Children’s Message from Father Wismer. This service is designed for families with children of all ages and is similar to our Day School chapels. Children and youth are encouraged to be service participants.
11 a.m. (Rite II) — This beautiful service is accompanied by the Assisi Choir under the direction of Richard Keith, and often accompanied by wonderful musicians.
5 p.m. (Rite I) — Our Sunday evening service takes place in the more intimate setting of the St. Clare Chapel.
6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer and Eucharist — Followed by dinner and at program.