9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874

Bishop John Zawo's Visit

Shortly, our time with Bishop John will be drawing to a close. After the 10:00 AM service this Sunday, we will gather to sign a new covenant with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the Ezo Diocese. In addition to praying for Bishop John and the people of the Ezo Diocese, this covenant also commits St. Francis to work with the Ezo Diocese to 1) carry out God's will, 2 to reconcile differences between ourselves, the Ezo Diocese, and the people of the Districts covered by the Diocese, 3) to educate the people of the Ezo Diocese, 4) to assist in improving the health of the people of the Ezo Diocese, and 5) to work to assist in helping the people of the Ezo Diocese lift themselves out of poverty.

On their part, the people of the Ezo Diocese will pray for St. Francis and its clergy, and they will pray for our faithfulness in carrying out this Covenant.

In order to show our commitment to these promises we will be sending the Bishop home with symbols of our community, including artwork from the Creche School, copies of the covenant, and pictures from his visit. Then some of the hard work will really begin, and that work is to figure out how to effect change in an area that has been in conflict for so much of the past fifty years. That will mean ongoing work to send financial aid, to send representatives of our community to be present with them, and to advocate with agencies, both private and governmental, to have a care for Ezo, Bishop John, and for the brothers and sisters in Christ of the Bishop and ourselves.

More will be communicated as plans are formed and your participation is needed.

Be here Sunday to worship and celebrate with Bishop John and in the name of Christ.

Then, on Monday morning, March 19, we will put Bishop John on his Arab Emirates flight to Kampala so that he may return home in time for Holy Week, and a reunion with those whom he loves. Remember to keep him in your prayers for safe travel, renewed strength, and joyous reunions.

Godspeed, Bishop John!

To learn more about the covenant between Ezo and St. Francis, see our Outreach South Sudan page.  Learn more here about the Diocese of Ezo.

St. Francis Episcopal Church
Great Falls, Virginia

Invites you to share in this holy season of Christmas

Saturday, December 21st

  9:30 AM

The Greening of the Church

4:00 PM

  5:30 PM

"Amahl & the Night Visitors"

Simple Meal served between performances

7:00 PM "Amahl & the Night Visitors"

Sunday, December 22rd, Fourth Sunday in Advent

8:00 AM

  10:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite I

Holy Eucharist Rite II with music

Tuesday, December 24th, Feast of the Nativity

3:00 PM

Children's Eucharist with Pageant

4:45/5:00 PM

 Prelude Music* / Family Eucharist with Carols

7:45/8:00 PM

Prelude Music* / Choral Eucharist

10:45/11:00 PM

Prelude Music*/ Choral Eucharist

                                                    *Special choral prelude with harp

Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day,
Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11:00 AM

Holy Eucharist with Carols

Sunday, December 29th, First Sunday after Christmas

8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II with Music

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St. Francis Episcopal Church
Outdoor Cross

9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls VA 22066
Phone:  703-759-2082 Fax:  703-759-0874
Email:  admin@stfrancisgreatfalls.org

Our Clergy:
The Reverend David Lucey, Rector
The Reverend Tracey Kelly, Associate Rector

St. Francis Creche Preschool
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls VA 22066
Phone:  703-759-2522   Fax:  703-759-0874
Email: creche@stfrancisgreatfalls.org


Map and Directions

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located four miles west of I-495/Capital Beltway on Georgetown Pike. The church is on the right just one-quarter mile west of the signal interchange at Georgetown Pike and River Bend Road. If you are traveling east from the Reston/Sterling/Herndon area, the church is located on the left two miles east of the Great Falls Village Center.








Welcome to St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia

There's a Place for You at St. Francis

We offer a warm and engaging spiritual home in which to celebrate God's love, with vibrant ministries and a rich tradition of inspired, meaningful worship. Our members come from throughout the Washington metropolitan area and find at St. Francis a friendly church family, along with music, educational, and community service programs for all ages.


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St. Francis Episcopal Church offers a warm and engaging spiritual environment for all ages. Our parishioners come from throughout the Washington area, including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We are easy to find, and are located just four miles west of the Capital Beltway on Georgetown Pike. We welcome visitors!

Our church offers three services on Sunday mornings, as well as Sunday School, Children's Chapel, Bible Study, and an Adult Forum. We are blessed to support many vibrant ministries, including an excellent preschool, a wonderful music program for children and adults, a strong tradition of community service, and many exciting fellowship events including an annual country fair.

St. Francis is set on six beautiful, wooded acres in the heart of Great Falls, with a memorial garden, a large playground, and an outdoor classroom. This lovely location has been our home since 1965.

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Creche Preschool

St. Francis Creche is located on six beautiful acres of woods and open spaces at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, VA. The facility and grounds offer a wonderful environment for a preschool. Our goals are to promote spiritual and Christian growth through participation in regular Chapel services. We offer developmentally appropriate educational experiences to facilitate physical, social and cognitive growth. We implement a theme based curriculum using literature, art and music to foster communication, creativity and problem solving skills in developmentally appropriate ways.

Our new Outdoor Classroom is open for play! This is a place where children can explore nature, walk across stumps and build with natural blocks/tree cookies. Studies suggest that direct exposure to nature is essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development.

Recent parent testimonials included,


  • "So pleased! Our son has learned so much this year. The teachers are great and the classroom is wonderful and the whole staff is so friendly, and you all clearly love children!
  • "We love the Creche. It is a warm, caring and safe place. I am constantly amazed by the creative crafts and songs."
  • "Awesome! I am so impressed with the staff, the facilities – everything. This was our 4th preschool. It was the best, by a mile."


Ms. Jane Ruppe
Director, St. Francis Creche
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066


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Creche Upcoming Events

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