Building community on our spiritual journey through 21st century San Francisco
Welcome! We are a community that welcomes people of all colors, orientations, and backgrounds. We create community through doing things together. Our worship includes authentic Christian traditions from the earliest days of our faith. Our preaching pushes the boundaries of progressive theology. Our goal is to bring people together into a community.
We are a landmark congregation for San Francisco’s African American Episcopalians that has changed to reflect changes in our neighborhood. In 1960 our members built and opened this sacred space. They paid off the mortgage through pledges and BBQ dinners and rummage sales and community dinners. Today as we stand on their shoulders, as we offer you a Christian community where all are welcome, where everyone can find their place, where diversity of race and orientation are part of who we are.
Standing near the center of the city, on the edge of two different neighborhoods (the Western Addition and North of the Panhandle neighborhoods) which are very different but occupy the same geographical space. We are “a San Francisco kind of Jesus joint.” St Cyprian’s is a congregation emboldened by the opportunity to engage with our energized urban neighborhood to create a community where everyone matters.
Powerful preaching, authentic worship, progressive ideas, soulful music, & healing grace: Our 10 a.m. Sunday Mass draws on authentic traditions of the Christian Church as well as our congregation’s heritage of living as a community where everyone matters.
Jazz Mass/Gospel Music Sundays: Once a month we celebrate our Mass with a Jazzy/Gospel Music.
Healing Prayers & Anointing: We offer healing prayers and anointing every Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Following our Wednesday Healing Mass, we either share a free light lunch or join in the free Senior Luncheon presented here on Fourth Wednesdays by this church and Episcopal Senior Communities.
For Children & Families: Sunday School is held during our 10 a.m. Sunday service! Children may go downstairs for class and crafts as we start to read our first lesson and rerun when we are ready to celebrate communion. All are welcome at the altar to receive communion or a blessing. Sunday School runs from the second Sunday of September through the end of the school year.
Fourth Wednesdays include a free lunch for Seniors
Senior’s Wednesday arrives on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Working with Episcopal Senior Communities we offer seniors a special healing service with Eucharist at 11 a.m. and a free lunch for seniors at noon. Earlier in the month during November, we often offer a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors and in December we host a Holiday Event.
See our Sanctuary Gallery Photo show:
No Planet Like It
by artpaul cartier
In 1978, artpaul cartier moved to San Francisco to study photography at City College. He has been living and photographing there ever since. However, he has also photographed in other places, including the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and his own backyard. Now his works are on display in our Sanctuary Gallery through March 30. He writes: ” My mission in this exhibition is to draw your attention to the amazing things to be seen on this planet, and treasure the way it looks and sounds and smells and feels. If you have not seen the things in my photos, please look again. You may find a fence, a crow, or the Golden Gate Bridge. If you have seen some of these things, congratulate yourself, but don’t cross them off your list. And then, go out and look for more of your own.”
Our online calendar offers details of all St. Cyprian’s activities. You can sign up for our weekly e-newsletter here. For more information, or to meet with our priest Fr. Tom Jackson, please call him at 415.567.1855 or send him an email. Information on some of our neighborhood’s leading organizations is found here.
Fr. Tom Jackson is the Vicar of St. Cyprian’s! Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Marc H. Andrus, appointed Fr. Tom at the recommendation of our governing board or Bishop’s Committee. Fr. Tom had served as the Interim Vicar since October 2013. Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church has been a member of the San Francisco community for 91 years. We are a small but passionate group of worshipers from many walks of life. The people of St. Cyprian’s are diverse, creative, caring and committed to honoring the dignity of every person. While valuing our unique history we are together looking forward to the gifts that the future has to offer. Come experience and explore with us what the Spirit is doing as we together reach out, grow and connect with our neighborhood in new and positive ways. On Sundays at 10 a.m. we’re usually here for about 70 minutes, sing some songs together, open up the bible to see what it means to us today and pray together. We’d also love to stay connected with you this week. The easiest way to do that is by following us on social media. You’re welcome to take out your phones right now and follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We also love hearing from you and this is a great way to keep up the conversation.
Here’s some of what’s going on here St. Cyprian’s each month:
The Village Project
The Village Project is a non-profit, community-based organization providing a safe haven for academic, cultural and enrichment activities for youth, 6 to 17 and their families.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. – Noon
Volunteers make over 200 sandwiches for San Francisco’s hungry.
Groups meeting here:
- Saturdays 11 a.m. – Noon – Sometimes Slowly Group
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble – Printed with permission of The AA Grapevine, Inc
- Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings.
With regular mindfulness meditation practice, there are well-documented benefits to mental and physical health and spiritual well-being, including relief from symptoms of stress and a greater capacity be compassionate. When making time to practice in a safe and quiet place, being still, and turning attention inward, the mind can more easily become aware of present moment experience. This is where habitual patterns of thinking and behavior can be noticed, presenting an opportunity for change in ways that may improve one’s health and promote peace for oneself
and for the world.