Building community by sharing our spiritual journey
Welcome to St. Cyprian’s! We are a landmark congregation for San Francisco’s African American Episcopalians. In 1960 our members opened this sacred space. In 1960s and 70s our members paid for it through pledges and BBQ dinners and rummage sales and community dinners. Today we stand on their shoulders as we offer 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.
For Children & Families: Sunday School has resumed at our 10:10 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) At 9 a.m. on first Sunday we offer our Spirit Village service for children and families! We will celebrate Spirit Village on the first Sunday of each month.
Soulful music, authentic ritual, progressive ideas & healing grace: Our 10:10 a.m. Mass featuring progressive theology, soulful music, ancient rites, & Eucharist. We draw on authentic traditions of the Christian Church as well as our congregation’s heritage of living as a community where everyone matters. At St. Cyprian’s we build community through worship and working together.
Jazz Mass first Sundays: On first Sundays of the month we celebrate our Jazz Mass while our Sunday Healing Service is on the second Sunday. Guest preachers are often scheduled on the third or fourth Sunday of the month.
Healing Mass with Anointing Every Wednesday 10:30 a.m. & every Sunday 10:10 a.m. Please join us for our weekly healing masses every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and everySunday at at 10:10 a.m. We will pray with you, anoint you and share communion with you. Our sacred text and stories often focus on the life of a holy woman or man who has been recognized by the Episcopal Church for their spiritual contribution to our world. This is an intimate time of community building and faith renewal.
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 10:30 a.m.; a time for tea and conversation at 10:30 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 Tea.
Check out our Resident Artist’s latest works
Our Sanctuary Gallery displays recent work by our resident artist Kyle Brunel. Please view her work when the building is open or by appointment. Latest paintings by Artist in Residence Kyle Brunel will be hung between the stained glass windows and the choir loft will be open with current works in progress. This body of work on display is a continuation of the Urban Organic series that began more than 15 years ago and continues to evolve as abstract studies for organizing water, form, material, light and greenspace. These paintings are primarily an exploration, meant to open the mind to new ways of seeing the built environment.
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.
Introducing our Vicar
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 10:10 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 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.