Welcome to St. Luke's

St. Luke’s San Francisco is a welcoming, inclusive church with a strong sense of community and family. Outstanding music, graceful liturgy, and good preaching are central to who we are. Come in and be filled with God's Spirit. 


Sunday Worship

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir. Click here to watch a livestream of the service. 

Children welcome! We have a changing room with the necessary amenities for infants and toddlers. Please see an usher for details and directions.


At our in-person worship we continue to observe extra safety measures due to COVID-19. Participants and choir are masked; fully vaccinated worship leaders may remove masks while speaking. We have a marked-off "safer zone" section of pews reserved for strict social distancing. At communion, only the bread is offered (until Diocesan guidelines allow full communion for everyone). Following the service, all are invited to gather on the sidewalk for a time of fellowship.


Wednesday Worship

8:30 a.m. Healing Prayers on Google Meet


Bible Exploration Class

5:00 p.m. Thursdays on Google Meet


Email the office (office@stlukessf.org) for instructions on how to join virtual offerings.

 

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— Join us at the corner of Van Ness & Clay —

St. Luke's San Francisco stands at the corner of Van Ness Blvd. and Clay St. Our address is 1755 Clay St., San Francisco, CA, 94109. If you can't find a space on the street, complimentary parking is available on Sundays at the Old First Parking Garage, 1735 Sacramento St., between Polk St. and Van Ness Blvd. Please make sure to have your ticket validated and stamped by an usher. Convenient bus routes include the #1 California, the #47 and #49 Van Ness, and the #19 Polk.

An Oasis in the City

When you visit St. Luke’s San Francisco, the first thing you will notice is the beauty of our Gothic Revival building. The richness of the Nave creates an atmosphere of quiet contemplation, a sanctuary from the rush of the city. The altar, with its white marble, bas-relief Madonna sculptures and golden stars floating heavenward draws us into God's presence. All of this is illuminated by magnificent stained-glass windows. 


St. Luke's finds strength in diversity and celebrates people of all backgrounds, including the LGBTQI community. Wherever you come from, whoever you are, you are welcomed here.

150 Years of Service and Celebration  

Founded in 1868, St. Luke's San Francisco is one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of California. Our first home was a wooden building at 1625 Pacific Avenue. In 1884, this structure was placed on rollers and moved to the current location at Van Ness and Clay. 


During the next decade, membership grew and a new church was built. Designed by Albert Sutton, this building was constructed of brick covered in blue-grey sandstone. Consecrated in 1900, the new church was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Determined to stay a part of the neighborhood, the vestry retained Benjamin Geer McDougall as architect of the current French Gothic building, completed in 1910. 


Today, St. Luke's is a beautiful and gracious space for worship. However, "St. Luke's is not just a building in which to worship, it is a place to join a community and find a reflection of our humanity" (former Rector Spencer Rice). We are grateful to build on the legacy of faith, hope, and charity manifest in the stone, wood, steel, and glass that generations of past parishioners have built.