St. Francis is an Episcopal Church with a rich history of serving the Stamford community and surrounding region. While a part of a traditional liturgical denomination, St. Francis encourages a flexible and nimble faith. We recognize the complexity of the world which demands critical thought and compassionate action for the strengthening of society and the larger creation.
Service to others, to the local community as well as national and international service organizations is central to community at St. Francis. (We annually pledge $30,000 to support local and international service organizations as well as involve parishioners in close to $20,000 more in in-kind giving over the course of a year.)
We believe that wonder is the beginning of wisdom and trust that all are welcome before God. Our life together is, in part, a growing into greater awareness of God’s presence in life and our calling individually and collectively for the life of the world.
In 2008, St. Francis Parish developed the following position on Marriage Equality:
St. Francis Parish affirms its commitment to the inclusiveness inherent in our baptismal covenant to respect the dignity of every human being, including the commitment to bless equally the unions of all couples seeking the sacramental recognition of marriage within the church. Further, we encourage our Bishops, Standing Committee and General Convention deputation to advocate for such changes to the Canons of the Episcopal Church and to the language in the rites concerning marriage in The Book of Common Prayer as will or may be necessary to make such rites fully and formally authorized for all couples seeking to enter into the covenant of Christian marriage, regardless of gender