Traditional, sacramental Anglican worship, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion at 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday School at 9:30 AM
Healing Service following the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Nursery is staffed during the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM
Welcome to St. Francis!
We welcome you to join us in a warm and
friendly setting for true, Christ-centered
worship. We uphold the ancient faith of
the Church in the Anglican tradition, offering
traditional Christian values based on the Holy
Word of God, and are faithful witnesses to the
person of Jesus in the Austin community.
St. Francis' liturgical standard is the 1928
Book of Common Prayera document which is
orthodox in its expression of the Christian
faith based on prayers that have been part of
catholic worship for 2000 years.
In a world where biblical values seem to change
with each new interpretation, St. Francis
Anglican Church stands for biblical truth which
does not change with each passing generation.
If you are concerned about shifting social
mores, want to be the Christian that God wants
you to be and need guidance on that often
difficult path, and want to be challenged each
week to work toward that goal, we hope that you
will visit and experience our worship and
values first hand.
At the Diocese's Annual Convention, held at the Anglican Church of St. Peter
and St. Paul in Arlington on Saturday, November 14, 2015, St. Francis
Anglican Church of Austin became a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of
Fort Worth, thus bringing to a close an ecclesial pilgrimage which began in
July of 2014. On this thoroughly festive and joyous occasion, six members of
the parish processed down the aisle between the rows of tables and chairs,
accompanied by enthusiastic applause and cheering from the clergy, delegates
and visitors present, representing all the current parishes of the diocese,
to receive a warm and unmistakably heartfelt welcome from Bishop Iker. We are
excited about the new opportunities for ministry which this affiliation has
opened for us, and we look forward to serving God as the new southern
outpost of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
And a new physical home
On May 1, 2013,
we left behind our old church building on West 9th St. and
entered a new phase of parish life and ministry in our current and temporary
quarters on Burnet Rd. Soon afterward, we purchased the vacant (but by no means
empty) lot at 3401 Oak Creek Dr. In what was actually a rather protracted
process that now seems like a single geometric point compared with the entirety
of space, architect Bill Scarmardo drew up a plan which then underwent several
major revisions in response to parish concerns as to aesthetics, utility, and
cost. But it took the City of Austin to teach us the true meaning of the word
Even that ordeal is behind us now, as the
city issued a building permit on September 25, 2015. The contractors are
reworking their bids, and we expect that building construction will be
well underway by summer. Prepare to bid adieu to the dirt pile!
Update: As of Holy Week, the wheels are now in motion. Expect big
things to happen here!
Watch this space!
The construction site at 3401 Oak Creek Dr. as it appeared on March 5, 2016.
Weekday Worship Services
Evening Prayer: Thursdays at 7 p.m. During this simple but beautiful
service, the prayers and lessons are said and the canticles are sung without
accompaniment. Everyone is welcome to attend. The service this week
will be held at
10435 Burnet Rd.
Please do not come to
3401 Oak Creek Dr.
Sunday school classes are underway for the 2015-16 school year.
Classes for youth meet at 9:30 AM, September through June. Each Sunday,
the youth attend the 9:30 service and leave at the announcements. There
are two classes: one for children in grades 5 and under, and one for grade 6
and beyond. All classes are Biblically based with activities geared to
helping the students remember so that they can practice what is taught.
All St. Francis youth and friends are warmly welcomed.
St. Francis has an active intercessory group. If you would like to place a name on the list, please use the prayer intention box on the south side of the church to submit your request.
Austin City Prayer Walk: The monthly prayer walk is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Join us at 9AM in the fellowship area for opening prayer. Wear comfortable clothing/shoes and come with a heart to pray for the needs of our Austin community.
Mothers' Prayer Group: The 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 noon. Join this group of mothers as they pray for a solid hour of prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
St. Francis Home Groups
Our home groups are ready to welcome anyone who wishes to join them.
Please contact Claire Ducker, Doug Cooper, or Kim or David Norris
to inquire as to what their home group is doing. If you would like to
host or facilitate a home group or if you have questions about
home groups, please contact Fr. Giacolone.
Anglicans For Life: Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except June, July and December) after the 11:00 service. All are welcome to join us.
Choir: The choristers gather at 10:00 on Sundays to prepare anthems to sing during the 11:00 service from time to time. All singers are welcome.
Sermons Online: Sermons are
available online. Access the full library from 2002 to the present
Newsletter: The May, 2016 edition of the newsletter is available
online. View it here.
If you'd like to receive the monthly newsletter by email please
View a table of lectionary readings for 2016,
or download it as a handy, two-page PDF file.
2016 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Thomas à Kempis'
The Imitation of Christ here:
2015 Lenten Series
You can hear Fr. Len Giacolone's reflections on Brother Lawrence's
The Practice of the Presence of God here: