ACNA- Diocese of San Joaquin
Fr. Joshua Drake, Rector
Saint Francis of Assisi Anglican Church is a vibrant, growing parish located in the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin, located in the heart of Stockton. Our roots in Stockton date back more than 160 years, when the first Anglicans in Stockton met on Sundays for Morning Prayer at the San Joaquin County Courthouse. As a congregation, we trace our liturgical heritage to the 19th century Oxford Movement, which originated in England and was led by John Keble, John Henry Newman, Edward Bouverie Pusey, and Hurrell Froude. The Oxford Movement sought to reconnect the Anglican Church with its Pre-Reformation ancient Catholic roots while still preserving the tenets of the English Reformation. In fact, one of the preeminent leaders of the Oxford Movement in America, Rev. James Lloyd Breck, served as Rector of our predecessor parish in Stockton in the 1860’s.
Today, we are part of the Anglican Church in North America, a biblically-faithful part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” The Anglican Church in North America unites some 100,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion. The Most Rev. Robert Duncan is the Archbishop of the Church and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The Anglican Church in North America was initiated at the request of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCon) in June 2008 and formally recognized by the GAFCon Primates – leaders of Anglican Churches representing 70 percent of the active Anglicans globally – on April 16, 2009 after a thorough examination of the Anglican Church’s leadership, organizational structure, proposed constitution and proposed canons.
Come worship with us, get to know us, and let us get to know you. You will be most welcome.