Listen,Heal & Transform.

We are an Episcopal community of faith on the South Shore of Nassau County, welcoming all. 

Visit us for Sunday Eucharist @9:30am

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The Triduum and Easter Sunday

Maundy Thursday @7:30pm; Good Friday @Noon (followed by the Stations of the Cross) and 7:30pm; The Great Vigil of Easter (Saturday, April 20) @7:30pm, joyous reception following.

Easter Sunday, April 21, Holy Eucharist @9:30am. Bring a friend! Come, regardless of what you think you think about Resurrection!

-Give up single-use plastics for Lent, or give up electricity for one hour per day? More thoughts and suggestions for a holy Lent at

-Way of Love: Rule of Life. We were examining a Rule of Life and practices of turning, learning, praying, blessing, resting… all during Lent. Read more about this in Easter, using (the Presiding Bishop) Michael Curry’s call to examine the Way of Jesus as the Way of Love.


We are a Christian community of faith, forged by the love and friendship of two Episcopal churches who decided to merge in 2013, with our Bishop's blessing and encouragement.  We offer a rich liturgical tradition, welcoming space for people of all ages regardless of where they are on their journey of faith, and a wonderful setting to explore spirituality through the environment and organic gardening.  

Please know you are welcome here, and welcome to contact us with any questions about St. Francis Episcopal Church, the Christian faith, or environmental stewardship.

Volunteer in the Garden at St Francis this summer — solo, or with a group. Feed the hungry and learn organic gardening! Scroll below!


Our current season is Easter!

In languages other than English, the word for this Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord is Pascha, Paques, et c. — much closer to ‘Passover’ and its themes of liberation! This is a pointer to the central truth of Christianity, the Paschal Mystery. From dust we come, and to dust we return, yet as the Apostle Paul writes: if we have been united with Christ in a death like his, certainly we shall be united with him in a resurrection like his.

New life — unseen and unimagined — comes through death, after we have exhausted all human capacity, suffering, and striving. God moves with divine mystery and power in the cosmos, and certainly in our lives and neighborhoods, making all things new.

Easter is not only a day — although it’s a joyous day! — but is a full fifty day season of the Church’s calendar, as we pray and seek not so much to understand the resurrection of Jesus but to live resurrection daily. To ‘practice resurrection,’ as the poet Wendell Berry writes. Every Eucharist. Every act of love and forgiveness, pointing toward new life. And, of course, here at St Francis, the Garden is daily reminding us of new life poking up in the soil, creating food that will feed the hungry and contribute to the healing of the Earth and the reconciliation of all things. Come join the joyful work at the Garden this season…

Come help at the Garden at St Francis! Feed our hungry neighbors, and help heal God’s most vulnerable creature, the Earth. Currently, we are planting seeds and seedlings, mixing in compost, and setting things to rights after the winter’s dormancy. Come hang out - most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings - and walk the Labyrinth when you're done. Contact us via

Think about volunteering a couple hours of your time this summer in the Garden. All are welcome — and needed!

For most current information, follow/like the Garden on Facebook!


Faith, Ecology & Community.


We are called to a life of faith, hope & love so that people may come to know God through our lives and actions.

The connection of soil and spirit and the reverence for God's earth serves as an outreach ministry to bring healthy and nutritious food to those in need.

We believe there is room for everyone and a place for all within this community of faith.

Come worship with us.


"Our ministry is about growing in every way."

The Rev. Mark Genszler, Rector of St. Francis


The Garden at St. Francis

We grow food to give away to our neighbors in need at a variety of local food pantries, community meals, and other organizations. Come join the work!  We are volunteer-driven, and have room for both volunteer groups and interested individuals.

Follow us on Facebook at The Garden at St Francis.


Our Location

1692 Bellmore Avenue
North Bellmore, NY, 11710
United States


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