St. Luke's Memorial Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

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The Rev. Dr. Timothy Griffin

About Us: 

Our church has been in the Bustleton neighborhood for 150 years. We welcome everyone. We have youth programs, outreach, choir and various community events. We're a small parish with a big heart!


Our History: Pauline Henry wanted to memorialize her late husband Bernard Henry, MD- a naval surgeon who was lost at sea during their honeymoon. She helped established the building of St. Luke's in what was then country farmland with a small, growing population. The church was dedicated in 1861. A separate chapel, which had housed the Sunday School (now the church office) was built as well along with a rectory and parish hall. There is also a burial ground. Some of the neighborhood's most noteable names of the past are buried there: State Senator Louis Farrell- who served on the vestry for 50 years, the Gregg family, the Tomlinsons and General Penncock Huey who fought in the Civil War.

The original rectory and parish hall have since been replaced but the original church still stands. The church was built by renowned architect Richard Upjohn (1802-1878).


Today the church is home to about 100 faithful families and continues to flourish in the community

FACEBOOK Page Title: Memorial Church of St. Luke- Episcopal Church in Bustleton

Worship times: Sunday 10:30am- Holy Eucharist with song. Wednesdays 7:30pm- Eucharist with Healing.

 Worship Style: RiteII, 1979 Book of Common Prayer, 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Member of the Diocese of Pennsylvania- Pennypack Deanery


1946 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115
United States