Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Events and News

Service of the Ascension
Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

On this special occasion, we commemorate Jesus’ Ascent into Heaven following his forty days on earth. Ascension Day marks the close of the Post-Resurrection (Acts 1:1-9). We will celebrate with a special service of the Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. This feast day is celebrated on Thursday of the sixth week following Easter which is forty days after Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.


When we think of the season of Easter, what quickly comes to mind is the Resurrection of Christ and his appearance to his followers after being raised from the dead. What is often not celebrated on our church calendar is Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven, when Jesus “…was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9). This happened on the fortieth day after his resurrection and immediately followed the moment when Jesus informed his apostles that they will receive the power of the Holy Spirit and named the Mission of the Church – To be his witnesses to the ends of the Earth (Acts 1:1-9). All are invited and encouraged to attend

this special service. 



Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9 a.m. to Noon 

Come help us with Spring Clean Up Day! 

Fun chores inside and out! 

Please bring any tools you think you may need. 

Please join us in welcoming our newest members. We are delighted to have them as members of our parish and wanted to share the good news! 

Darrell & Harriet Gossett 


Father Tim and John Griffing will be leading confirmation classes beginning in June and continuing through mid-July. The classes are for adults and youth above the age of 12 who have not been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Aspirants who complete the classes will be confirmed or received by Bishop Kendrick during his visit Sunday, August 13.


Classes will be held following Coffee Hour in the library on Sundays and will last approximately one hour.


If you would like to be confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church and want to attend these classes, please contact Chris

in the Parish Office or call Father Tim

or John Griffing, 850-450- 5126. 


Call Chris, 850-932-2861 in the Parish Office with questions or to reserve your table. Don't miss it!
Click here to download the details!



At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Adult Christian Education group meeting in the Conference Room.
They are currently led by Carol Boden, and are
studying the Gospel of John.

Children's Sunday School meets at 9:45 in the
Sunday School classroom.

Worship is at 10 a.m. with nursery provided.
We utilize both Rite One and Rite Two Holy Eucharist, with organ and choir. Refreshments and conversation take place after the service in the Parish Hall.

The service of the Holy Eucharist is celebrated two times every week – Sunday mornings at 10am and Wednesdays at noon. The Wednesday Eucharist is a wonderful, intimate opportunity to refill our spiritual cup in worship

with one another for our Lord. 



Women’s Bible Study

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.

Women of St. Francis (WOSF) Luncheon
Takes place the second Tuesday of each month
at 11:30 a.m. All ladies are invited.
Please bring a little something to share.

Hospice Card Crafters

Meet the first Wednesday of each month at
10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
No experience needed.

Monthly Parish Suppers and Forums

The next Parish Supper is on
Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m.
Plan to bring a covered dish to share and a non-expired food item for the Interfaith Ministries' Food Bank.

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Loft.

Senior Moment Café
Fridays in the Great Room from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

St. Francis Readers
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month
at 1:30 p.m. in the Library.

Needle Work Ministry
Meets the second Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
in the Great Room.

To find out about AA and other groups,
please call the Parish Office at
850-932-2861 weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Would you like to be involved? Do you have an interest in one of the following ministries? 

Mission & Outreach; Pastoral Care; Parish Life; Children, Youth and Family Ministries; Liturgy and Worship; Christian Education and Formation? If you have a desire to serve on a team with other parishioners and staff to collaborate and strengthen one (or more) of the ministries mentioned, please contact the parish office for further information. 

These collaborative teams are not to replace what is currently being provided through the various St. Francis ministries, but to enhance, strengthen, and further develop the following ministries in a more organized and collaborative fashion.



Lifetouch professional photographers will be at St. Francis to take parishioner Directory portraits on May 12, 13 and 14. All photographs will be taken in the Conference Room at St. Francis. To expedite the process and keep waiting time to a minimum, every family must have an appointment. 

You can access our computerized reservation program

by going on-line at: 

and select your own day and time. If you do not have Internet access, you can see Leo on Sundays in the Lifetouch booth in the Atrium before and after services. 

  (As of March 31, 2017)

March’s net income was a negative $3,690 but a positive $10,499 for the first three months of the year.

The negative net income was due to the $3,621 quarterly insurance payment and pledges being

under budget by $2,206. 

For the first three months of the year, pledged offerings are $10,809 over budget, open plate offerings are $644 over budget and expenses are $2,626 under budget.

The March financial statements are posted on the bulletin board for your review. Let me know if you have questions, and let Chris know if you would like a copy

of the financials. 

  Leon Mayberry, Treasurer


We are excited to announce the reorganization of St. Francis’ Garden Guild. We invite you to join us in the planning and implementation of small manageable projects on the church grounds. If you are interested in sharing some time and love of gardening, please add your name to the sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board. We look forward to brainstorming with you on new ideas