About Us

A diverse, caring, and faithful Christian community

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, is a warm and caring community, and if you are a visitor or newcomer, you are welcome. As a congregation of the Episcopal Church, we are grounded in a centuries-old tradition of worship that is both ancient and reverent, yet relevant and relaxed. Some of us are lifelong Episcopalians, while others among us have found the Episcopal Church only recently. We value our diversity of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and spiritual habit, as we strive to show Christ’s love in the world through our words and actions.

Mission Statement

“The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to be a sanctuary for worship and a wellspring of spiritual nourishment, to enable us to grow in our relationship with Christ and each other so that we may joyfully live Christ’s teaching in our lives and use our God-given gifts in service in the world. We seek to be a welcoming community of faith, reaching out to share the love of God known to us in Christ Jesus.”