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Love God

Love Others

Serve the World

Palm Sunday

April 2, 8am and 10am
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday.
8am—Rite I Holy Communion, Chapel with Blessing and Distribution of Palms.
10am—Rite II Holy Communion. Join us outside at 10am. The palms are blessed and then we process joyfully, singing Hosannas, and move into the Sanctuary to hear the solemn narration of the Gospel of the Passion.

Experience the transition from celebration to lament.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

Maundy Thursday, 7pm, Main Sanctuary—Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar.

Good Friday

Noon-3pm—contemplative service, Chapel.
7pm—Main Church—Fauré’s Requiem, sung as part of the liturgy itself, interwoven with scripture readings and prayers. A communal reflection on the Passion.

Lenten Devotional

Devotions for each day are written by members of our faith community, and are personal and loving reflections on the Scripture readings defined in our Lectionary.

This is a very special and profound way to deepen your Lenten practice.

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8:00 a.m. – in person, Rite I in the Chapel.

10:00 a.m. – in person Rite II in our main Sanctuary, and live-streamed via our Facebook page, and YouTube.


Hymns and music at both services!

Find Us

Location and Parking

St Francis Episcopal Church
2200 Via Rosa,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90275
310 375-4617

Parking is available on Via Rosa itself, or in our parking lot down the hill at the end of the street.
Disabled parking is marked right next to the main entrance on Via Rosa. For very busy events there is additional parking on local streets – eg. Paseo De La Playa.

10:00 a.m. – Rite II Holy Communion in the main Church, with choral and instrumental music. Live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube. Nursery care and Sunday School available.

8:00 a.m. – Rite I Holy Communion in the Chapel, the service for early-risers!

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Worship Bulletins

In Need of Prayer?

St. Francis has a strong prayer ministry. During our Sunday services we read aloud the names of those who are sick or in any kind of acute or serious trouble.
In addition, a team of members of the congregation pray daily and confidentially for any who request help.

If you have a request, please contact The Rev. Jason Shelby.


Nursery, & Sunday School

Bring your children to Sunday School for our wonderful Montessori-based, Godly Play curriculum.
Godly Play makes meaning through story, wonder, and play. Nurturing spiritual lives by honoring the centrality, competency, and capacity of children. You and your children will be blessed by these teachings.
Contact Kristina Pelá.


Click here for more about our Nursery Care and Sunday School.

(Youth Group is currently on hiatus)

History of St. Francis
St. Francis church has a long history on the Peninsula.

In 1949, Bishop Bloy gave his blessing for the establishment of a “mission” church on the Peninsula, and the Chapel was completed and dedicated in July, 1952.

Watch this space as we make more of our history available online.

Watch this space as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages for all other opportunities for worship and community.