A Holy Covenant, Sacred Ordinations, Blessed Visitation and Joyful Celebrations. Christ Church Media, Christ Church Ithan, St. Francis in the Fields, Crucifixion, St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill, St. George and St. Barnabas and Church of the Messiah Gwyned, St. Thomas Choir.
Visit the Diocesan Website: http://www.diopa.org
Visit Christ Church: https://christchurchithan.squarespace.com
Visit Gloria Dei: http://www.old-swedes.org
Visit Holy Apostles: https://holyapostlespa.org
Visit Redeemer: http://www.theredeemer.org
Visit St. Francis in the Fields: http://stfrancisfields.com
Visit St. George and St. Barnabas: http://www.stgeorgestbarnabas.org
In 1870, two acres located between the school and William Penn Inn were purchased. The church women hosted a fair to raise funds for the builder’s first payment, and, in recognition of their contribution, the women were given the honor of turning the first sod at the official ground-breaking. In the weeks following, the men of the parish labored to excavate the site and dig the cellar by hand. Stone from a local quarry was then brought to the site along State Road (now Rte. 202, as previously mentioned), then a toll road, but the road’s private owners waived the tolls to spare the congregation the expensive transport. On August 10, 1871, the cornerstone was laid; and only four months later, the congregation gathered on Christmas Day to celebrate Messiah’s first service. In the summer of 1877, after a fundraising junket to Long Branch raised enough money to pay off the mortgage, the building was consecrated, and the parish welcomed into the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
Visit Messiah Gwynedd: https://www.messiahgwynedd.org
God is good and has blessed this diocese. I am blessed to serve as your Bishop. We enter 2018 proclaiming: "Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords." May God bless you always.