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The Early Service

Quiet service at 8 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Ten on Sundays

is livestreamed on Facebook and in the Sanctuary.

Good preaching, hymn singing and Holy Communion.


Wednesday Contemplative Prayer and Compline 5-5:45  is offered on Zoom.


Friday Noonday Prayer 12-12:30 is offered on Zoom.


We always welcome visitors and new members to our church at any stage of your journey.



Email:  nativityonthehill

Episcopal Church of the Nativity

333 Ellen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903


Season of Pentecost

Join us for Sunday Services

8 a.m. quiet service in the Sanctuary 

10 a.m. with congregational singing in the Sanctuary and on Facebook Livestream

The bulletin is here.   Weekly inserts are here


Special Activities 

Swimming the Great Mother, Ocean of Wisdom: Diving Deeper in Contemplative Practice

Father Brendan returns to Nativity, San Rafael on September 22 from 11-5 p.m. to offer a day-retreat of teaching, contemplation, and rejuvenation. This day-long retreat is aimed at those who already have an established meditative practice and wish to dive deeper into the contemplative experience in a traditional environment of group spiritual direction and teaching. Our time together in retreat will include some short teachings, Q&A, and plenty of space for silent group and individual practice.

This retreat will pick up from Father Brendan’s June Workshop at Nativity where he presented contemplative practices in the context of ancient ascetical theology, and placed them in dialogue with contemporary socio-cultural and religious concerns in the Western world.  This retreat assumes that participants have a stable, regular meditative practice and a commitment to the path of deification (theosis) or awakening, for the benefit of all beings.

Registration for this retreat requires advanced approval from the teacher. To register, please RSVP to Fr. Brendan ( and Rev. Kirsten ( and provide a brief description of your practice or prior meditative experience, as well as your interest in attending this retreat.

(for more about Fr. Brendan see:

Our Pasta Supper Fellowship event is planned for Saturday, September 30th

with talent show and wonderful food.  Buy tickets for $30 using the "Give" button below or by sending a check to the Church office.

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