Welcome - Help for your first visit

About The Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer is a large and vibrant, community-based parish, that embraces the broad church tradition which is one of the great strengths of The Episcopal Church. It has an extensive music program and a highly subscribed church school. The parish is comprised of persons of all ages who are committed to the centrality of worship, the nurturing of prayerful living, and the call of God that sends us out to the world. It strives to live out the distinct Christian tradition of Anglicanism through “via media” (middle ground) finding common perspectives on issues that may tend to divide others.


Help for your first visit

Visitors are welcome to all events and services at Church of the Redeemer. Before coming, please check our website for service times or call the church office at 610-525-2486. Upon entering the door for church services, you will be greeted at the door by our faithful volunteers who serve as greeters and ushers. After most services, a member of our Newcomer Committee will be at the exit to answer any questions you might have. We also encourage visitors to, fill out a pew card and place it in the collection plate or sign our guest book on a podium in the Narthex so we can follow up with you. We provide a full-text worship bulletin so worshippers can participate fully even if you have never worshipped in an Episcopal church.

There is a large parking lot and additional street parking by the church. If you need directions, you will find them under the DIRECTIONS section.

We realize that a first-time visit to any church can be daunting. We don’t think it should be and we’ll do our part to make you feel welcome. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions of anyone you encounter.

Visit the What We Believe page for more information about the Episcopal Church and our beliefs.


On a Sunday Morning
  • We’re glad you’re here! We’d like to get to know you better. Please sign the guest book on the podium in the Church entranceway or fill out one of the small cards in the pew, and we will be in touch with you.
  • Many of us gathered here today were not raised in The Episcopal Church, but have come to find in this parish a source of spiritual growth. If you would like to consider joining this congregation or come seeking prayer or guidance, please speak to one of the clergy or call the church office at 610-525-2486.
  • Child care is provided on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 am in the Nursery on the 2nd floor of the Parish House.
  • Restrooms in the church are located through the large wooden door half-way down the left side aisle. Baby changing stations are available in the handicapped restroom there and in the one in the hallway behind the high altar.
  • Children can be guided to participate in worship. It’s a ritual into which they can grow, and it will feed them through their whole life. Your guidance in leading them through the service is key. We also provide a special instructional bulletin intended for children in elementary school. Ask an usher for one.
  • Please join us in the Parish House for coffee and refreshments at 10:15am where you can learn more about our parish life and ministries.
  • We host the local Episcopal Campus Ministry group. Look for the ECM sign in the Narthex on Sundays to get more information or visit www.TheRedeemer.org/ecm.
  • The best source for information on all our ministries is our website (www.TheRedeemer.org) our Facebook page (RedeemerBrynMawr) and our Twitter feed (@TheRedeemerPA).


What’s in a name?
Formally, we’re Church of the Redeemer, in Bryn Mawr. But, more and more, we who worship and work and give here use a holy nickname, The Redeemer, a term of endearment. We love this place and we love to welcome others to it.


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