The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome.
Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.
At the present time, All Saints is in an interim, preparing to call a settled pastor.
Our ministries continue, but we are also taking time to look at our heritage, leadership, mission, connections to our diocese and the community, and to dream our future.
We don’t have all the answers, rather we are on a journey to follow Christ.
All Saints is the place where we do that and are sustained by the Sacraments and by our fellow travelers on the journey.
Over the years, All Saints has grown into a diverse and vibrant parish with people from all walks of life, varied interests and commitment to service in the city of Philadelphia and beyond.
There was the Cascade Process involving people across our church – the Doctrine Committee paper which explored whether a Christian understanding of marriage could extend to same sex couples. “In the life of the church, end points are often also starting points. By removing gender from our marriage canon, our church now affirms that a same sex couple are not just married but are married in the sight of God. They can express in marriage a commitment to lifelong faithfulness to one another and to the belief that a calling to marriage is for them too a calling to love, forgiveness, sacrifice, truth.
If you are a frequent visitor or a member, you’ll find this a place to check on what’s going on!
All Saints has a long and distinguished history, dating back to 1772.
The Episcopal Church includes 2 million members in some 7,100 congregations in 16 countries/territories that are home to 110 dioceses and, in Europe, one similar convocation of parishes.
We are governed by a two-tier General Convention, which dates from 1785.