We are an open, progressive, inclusive congregation with men and women serving as clergy and members from Episcopal, Lutheran, other Protestant, Roman Catholic, and non-Christian traditions.
We recognize the complexity of the world, demanding critical thought and compassionate action for the strengthening of society and the larger creation.
We believe that wonder is the beginning of wisdom and trust - all are welcome before God. Our life together is, in part, a growing into greater awareness of God’s presence and our calling individually and collectively to embody God’s presence in the world.
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St. Francis is committed to God’s Mission of Restoration and Reconciliation. We aspire to be a guiding light in the modern world and an exemplary presence in our community, providing spiritual support to souls in need of:
❖ The comfort, solace and strength of Episcopal traditions
❖ An inclusive, welcoming community
❖ A thoughtful, intellectually stimulating spiritual environment
❖ The inspiration to engage with our community and live as Jesus taught: seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves, and respecting the dignity of every human being
In 2008, we 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.
In 2015, the Episcopal Church at its General Convention changed the canons and the language in the rites concerning marriage in The Book of Common Prayer. The change allows for the equal blessing of all couples seeking to enter into the covenant of Christian marriage, regardless of gender.
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In 2020, along with other non-profit and religious organizations, the Vestry of St. Francis signed the document issued by Stamford Stands Against Racism group. We are therefore committing ourselves to concrete actions to end systemic racism. Click FULL TEXT button below to read the complete document.
St. Francis has a long history of supporting and standing with brothers & sisters from other religious traditions. There is no room within our community for any verbal or physical actions other than love, kindness, and compassion. We seek to live in keeping with our motto, "Inclusive because diversity was God's idea." Click READ MORE button for additional material.