Welcome to Holy Innocents

A place where all are welcome

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church is located between Noe Valley and the Mission in San Francisco. We are a diverse, inclusive community of worshipers who believe in openness to new ideas and ways of worship, yet we are deeply grounded in the traditions of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

No matter what tradition you follow, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome at Holy Innocents.  The sanctuary is now wheelchair-accessible!

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Lent & Easter

Wednesdays, February 21 through March 21, 7:30 p.m. – Lenten Book Discussion

Come for our Taize service at 6:00 p.m. and potluck at 6:30 p.m.  After the potluck, we will be discussing William Countryman’s book, “Forgiven and Forgiving” (Morehouse Publishing, 1998).  It’s a small but powerful book that is well worth the read and is available either in print or on Kindle. 

Daily Eucharist at St-Francis House

For those of you looking for a Lenten spiritual discipline to take on, we invite you to join the Sisters at St. Francis House for a weekday morning Eucharist, Tuesday through Friday at 7:45 a.m. The service is short, only 30 minutes, and is followed by a simple breakfast and fellowship for those who can stay.  

Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. –  Palm Sunday

We will start the service by walking around Jerusalem, singing and waving palm fronds! 

Note that there is only one service

Wednesday, March 28 

7:00 p.m. Service recalling Jesus’ last week.

Thursday, March 29 — Maundy Thursday 

6:30 p.m.: Feast with Eucharist & foot washing in the sanctuary.   Bring a  dish if you can.

Friday, March 30 — Good Friday

Noon service

7:00 p.m.: A service of hope & healing

Saturday, April 1 — Easter Vigil

4:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Family Vigil

8:00 p.m. Traditional Holy Vigil

Sunday, April 2 — Easter

9:00 a.m. Family Service

11:00 a.m.: Traditional Service



Outreach during Lent 

Helping Hamilton Families emergency shelter 
We are having a diaper drive again for Hamilton Families, but we are extending it to items that they are always short of at their emergency shelters in the Tenderloin.  Please bring such items to the church as you can.  Last day to bring them is Palm Sunday:

-Diapers (children large sizes)

-Tide pods or any laundry detergent pods

-Headphones for the teens

-Paper lunch bags

-Ziplock sandwich bags

-Sippy cups

-Instant ice pack

-Alcohol pads

-Disposable thermometers

Music at Holy Innocents

Saturday, April 14, 4:00 p.m.:  Chamber Music Society of San Francisco

Family Concert: The String Quartet at the Zoo

Saturday, May 5, 4:00 p.m.: Of Cats, Moon, and the Rain, 21st Century art songs

Sacred Yoga 

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Yoga at Holy Innocents Episcopal is a multi-faith practice accessible to all levels from novice to advanced. It is a space for ALL individuals to gather in community and connect with the body, mind, and spirit. The class is held every Tuesday at 7 pm in the sacred space of the sanctuary which was constructed in 1890. This class has a suggested donation of $10-$15 though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you can afford to give, do so, so that we may offer yoga to those who can not. The space we create each week is one of love, acceptance, and non-judgement. Come as you are, come with family and friends and come often as we strive together to be a vibrant, connected and strong community of people.


Sunday Worship

9:00 am – Family Eucharist with Hymns

10:00 am – Godly Play

11:00 am – Choral Eucharist

Last Sunday of the Month

10:00 am – Single Combined Eucharist

Wednesday Evenings

6:00 pm – Taize / Evening Prayer

6:30 pm – Community Potluck

7:15 pm – Adult Education

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Children’s Ministry

Holy Innocents is a vibrant, welcoming community located between San Francisco’s Noe Valley and Mission District. We provide a space for families of every configuration to grow together in their spirituality.

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Our Location

455 Fair Oaks St.

San Francisco, CA 94110