Sundays at 10 a.m. we draw on the ancient traditions of the Church to create an authentic spiritual experience. Our time together is when we come together through spoken word, ancient actions, and song. Through this, we become a community where everyone has a place and all are welcome. To be clear, we welcome people of all colors, immigration statuses, and orientations. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people – along with their spouses, families, and friends – are all welcome here.
Each Sunday we combine authentic, ancient practices with powerful progressive preaching (we post most sermons online). During our Sunday and Wednesday services, we offer the ancient practice of anointing and prayers for healing. These spiritual practices date back to the earliest days of the Christian faith. Please check out our Events page on Facebook to see what we will be celebrating in the weeks ahead.
We use incense, music, art, and prayer to help invite you into closer contact with the divine.
Our service draws on St. Cyprian’s roots as the Church for San Francisco’s African American Episcopalians. More than 90 years ago we started as the church where people who weren’t welcome any place else could come and be welcome. Today we apply that same way of life to a spiritual community that includes people of differing races and sexual orientations. Our congregation reflects a rainbow of skin colors. We will marry same sex couples, baptize their children and offer them an equal place in our community. But this just grazes the surface of our diversity. Our greatest diversity – and strength – is the range of opinions our people hold about their spirituality. As Episcopalians, we don’t tell our members who they have to support politically. We don’t even demand that people agree to all of the theology that has at times been part of the Anglican Church. We are called to interpret scripture using the tolls of reason and tradition. We expect people to think and feel for themselves. Our goal is to provide spiritual resources for members as they walk along their pilgrimage through life.