Saint Francis in the Valley was granted self-supporting "mission status" to seventeen local Episcopalians in January 1967. This was three years after the retirement village of Green Valley, Arizona was established. This group of seventeen Episcopalians, which became Saint Francis in the Valley, first met at the East Center Recreational building.
Today, St. Francis has more than 500 active members on a beautiful 4.3 acre campus. We are an active and welcoming church, whose mission is "to live as Christ's heart and hands in the world."
St. Francis is located in an active retirement community in Arizona, South of Tucson at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains. Many parishioners come to us for part of the year as they take advantage of Arizona's mild winter climate.
Our "village" of Green Valley has grown to a summer population of about 20,000 permanent residents and swells to nearly 40,000 people for the winter season.
Saturday Afternoon Eucharist On December 11, at 4 pm, we will have our second monthly Saturday Communion service. We are planning a relaxed, contemporary Eucharist held in the Parish Hall and lasting about 45 minutes.