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Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, PA

Contact Information
The Rev. Peter T. Vanderveen, Rector
Interviewing for new Associate Rector (Feb. 2014)
The Rev. Melissa Q. Wilcox, Assistant Rector
(610) 525-2486
(610) 525-8547
About Us: 

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.

The mailing address of the parish is 230 Pennswood Road (the Parish House). The Church is located on the corner of Pennswood and New Gulph Roads (200 Pennswood Road).


DOES YOUR CHILD LIKE TO SING? if you answered “yes”, or if you, yourself, like to sing as well, Church of the Redeemer offers a variety of musical involvement options for adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and religious inclinations. 

We have five choirs from which to choose at The Redeemer:

1.     Cherub Choir (Kindergarten-3rd grade)

2.     Redeemer Choristers (4th-8th grade)

3.     Schola Cantorum (9th grade-12th grade)

4.     Redeemer Choir (the Parish choir consisting of college age and up)

5.     Chancel Choir (smaller, specialized adult ensemble, sings at 11:15 service

See below for more information on each choir and rehearsal times.
Click here to listen to the choirs.

The choirs for the children and teens are designed to not just teach them how to sing, but how to approach music; gain a better understanding and ability to use music theory, knowledge of music history, increase the development of the  their vocal skills, and to nurture their social and leadership skills within the group, giving them a better understanding of themselves & those around them.

The choirs at The Redeemer are all part of our identity as an Episcopal parish within the Diocese of Pennsylvania. It is important to know that even though we are part of a specific faith-based organization, we have participants (both youth and adult) who are from varying religious backgrounds such as Jewish, Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Baptist, and Presbyterian to name a few.

We encourage this diversity in backgrounds, especially in the children’s programs. This notion is at the very heart of The Church of the Redeemer: “there are no insiders and outsiders......Our churchyard, our church building, our facilities, our programs, our ministries, and our worship are open to all, because openness without limitation is the keenest form of spiritual alertness”.

However, we do not indoctrinate our participants or sway their faith leanings one way or the other. Rather, we have an organic approach as to how people come to feel about their own beliefs through their involvement in our parish. The children and adults experience opportunities for outreach, for mission work, travel abroad, professional-level concerts, and for the enjoyment of fellowship within the groups; forming friendships and linking bonds that last a very long time.

Contact Organist & Director of Music Dr. Michael Diorio for an audition appointment.


230 Pennswood Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
United States
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