St. Mark’s, Palo Alto

Welcome to Our Community!

Whether you have already visited us or are researching the internet for a church to attend, we welcome you to this exciting and growing community of faith.

Most of us are searching for something beyond ourselves, for meaningful connections, a place where our children receive a sense of the sacred and our teenagers feel comfortable, safe and supported, for the freedom to ask our questions and discover awe, for a sense of belonging. Whatever your reasons, we invite you to explore St. Mark’s, a place where we come as we are, accept each other for who we are, strive to grow and open to change along the way.

Our Mission

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is an extended family of loving people bound by faith in Christ. We seek to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our faith community, support each other, and serve our neighbors. We do this by celebrating our faith through meaningful liturgy and prayer, sharing our stories and traditions, and participating in ministries of fellowship, compassion and justice.




Holy Eucharist

Sundays at 8:00 am ~ Chapel


Holy Eucharist with Music

Sundays at 10:00 am ~ Church

Childcare at 9:45 am ~ Parish Hall

Godly Play & SOS at 10:00 am ~ Parish Hall Classrooms


Youth Group

Sunday Evenings ~ Parish Hall

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm High School

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Joint Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Middle School


Centering Prayer

Mondays at 12:00 pm

Wednesdays & Fridays at 8:30 am ~ Kennedy Room


Compline Prayer

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm ~ St Nicholas Chapel (inside Church)

600 Colorado Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650.326.3800
Fax: 650.326.2186


Congregation Facebook
Date Established: 
Thursday, July 22, 1948
Cycle of Prayer Feast Day: 
Saint Mark the Evangelist


Clergy Member Clergy Position
The Rev. Matthew McDermott Rector Contact
The Rev. Linda Bunch Associate Rector Contact