About Us


Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, is a large parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. We are a warm and caring community, and if you are a visitor or newcomer, we welcome you!  You can read our Mission Statement below, however we believe that actions speak louder than words, and we’d like you to come and see for yourself.    We hope you find what you need to know from the pages of this website, but if not please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Who We Are

Episcopalians ♦ Young Adults and Singles ♦ Families ♦ Children ♦ Older Folk ♦ Gays and Lesbians

What We Do

Worship ♦ Prayer ♦ Music ♦ Helping Others ♦ Caring for One Another ♦ Learning and Teaching ♦ Good Times in Community

Connect with Us

There is no single right way to get involved at Saint Paul’s. Some people are looking for a Sunday worship experience that suits them. Others wish to explore particular opportunities or ministries.  Look over the current edition of our brochure Get Connected and see if you find what you need to know.  If you don’t, please explore more widely within this site, contact the Parish Office for more information, or ask one of the greeters at a Sunday service to point you in the right direction.  You may also ask to receive the weekly and monthly parish e-newsletters that provide up-to-date information about what’s going on at Saint Paul’s.

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.

“The vestry enthusiastically affirms that Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, is an inclusive and welcoming faith community, open to all. St. Paul’s cherishes all its parishioners, both recent arrivals and lifelong members.”