all are welcome

 Lifelong Christians and folks who aren't really sure about church; those asking questions or seeking healing and forgiveness; LGBTQ+ or straight; single, partnered, married, or divorced; young, old, or somewhere in between: you are welcome here. All who seek Christ are invited to the table, without exception.

worship with us

We are currently worshipping together both in person in Palo Alto and online:


8am Eucharist: spoken Rite II service in our chapel; in person (masks required with designated mask optional area)
10am Eucharist: liturgy with music & choir; in person (masks optional with designated mask only area) and livestreamed

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Honoring Rev. Matt, LeeAnne & Family–save the dates!

Dear St. Mark’s Community, We want to let you know of the following events scheduled in July to celebrate and honor Rev. Matt and LeeAnne McDermott as they prepare for retirement.  Celebration Dinner We will have a special dinner on Saturday, July 15th in the Parish Hall to recognize Matt and LeeAnne’s many years of…

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Please update your Breeze profile

As you may know, Breeze is our online parish directory. It’s more important than ever to help our new staff members know who you are (please add a profile photo or email one to Wenjing to add for you). It allows us to keep you in the loop with occasional emails about the latest happenings…

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Forum on Chant

Join Matthew Burt, St. Mark’s Music Director and Organist, at the Forum on Sunday June 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel, as we explore the different forms of chant (including plainsong, plainchant psalms, and Anglican Chant) that we use in our liturgies. We will sing together (no experience or training required!) and learn more…

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Come Sing on Summer Sundays

While our adult choir is on summer vacation, please come and sing at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays June 11, 18, and 25. We’ll rehearse a simple anthem or other piece of music that we’ll sing as part of the 10 a.m. service. No prior musical experience or training is required, and all adults and older kids…

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A Forum on the St. Mark’s Jail Writing Project

Come to our Sunday forum on June 4, 2023  after the 10am service and hear from some of the team that worked with men at Elmwood jail in a writing group. We will share some of the writings and the people who moved us and also the philosophy behind the group and how it works…

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Training for Jail Ministry

Save the Date for jail ministry training and find out if this is for you! Consider joining our St. Mark’s volunteers and coming inside jail to be part of this beautiful ministry Mark your calendar for CIC Ministries IN-PERSON volunteer training on June 10th, 2023. We train volunteers to provide spiritual services in Santa Clara…

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