Welcome to All Saints' Episcopal Church located in NE Philadelphia. We have been a worshiping and ministering presence in the Torresdale section of the city for 240 years. Since our beginning in 1772 we have evolved to address the needs of our local community, the greater Philadelphia area and the global community as well.
Please join us in congratulating Fr. Bradley Hauff his recent appointment to the the Task Force for Church Structural Reform!
An excerpt from announcement says, “We are delighted at the collection of gifts that have been offered for this work, and overjoyed at the constellation assembled in this task force,” commented Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori. “We pray that God’s creative spirit will be unleashed in the midst of this work to move us into God’s future with excitement, openness, and commitment to the opportunities before us.”
In this 21st century we are learning what the Apostle Paul meant in his Letter to the Galatians, "... for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." Spend a Sunday with us and you will discover Paul's words in action. People joining you in the pews come from all around NE Philadelphia. We are men and women and children. We are young and old. Some of us are white and some are black. Some have families and some are single. Some of us are straight and some of us are gay. Some of us are people of means and some of us struggle to make ends meet. But when we kneel at the communion rail, hands stretched out, we are, as Garrison Keillor described his own experience of an Episcopal church, "A real anthology of the faith." We are, indeed, all one in Christ Jesus.
It is our Baptismal Covenant that helps us understand what community in action means. All Baptismal candidates from infancy to maturity are invited to put their whole trust in the grace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord. In the covenant we are asked to embrace life-giving commitments:
- "Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?"
I will with God's help.
- "Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?"
I will, with God's help.
- "Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?"
I will with God's help.
Do we always achieve this holy quest? Of course not! We fall down. It is then, in our vulnerable moments, we discover the grace of our Lord is sufficient to help us rise and try again.
We hope this sketch helps you see something of who we are. There is more to be discovered about this community we call All Saints' Episcopal Church. We invite you to visit and experience our faith in action. If you do not already have a worshiping community then perhaps you will find a spiritual home for yourself here.