List of church buildings in Philadelphia

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Gloria Dei Church.

The churches of Philadelphia are numerous and diverse. Founded by William Penn to celebrate religious freedom, Philadelphia has many historic and significant churches, among many smaller and newer ones.

African Methodist Episcopal Church[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
Allen A.M.E. Church 5901 Larchwood Avenue
Alleyne Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church 1249 North 55th Street
Hickman Temple AME Church, Philadelphia, northeast.png Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church 5001 Baltimore Avenue
MotherBethelAMEChurchPhila.jpg Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church 419 Richard Allen Avenue (South 6th Street)

Armenian Apostolic Church[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church 8701 Ridge Avenue


Image Church Location Notes
Chestnut Street Baptist Church.jpg Chestnut Street Baptist Church and Ternacle Baptist Church 4017 Chestnut Street
Christian Stronghold Church 4701 Lancaster Avenue
Church of the Redeemer Baptist 1440 South 24th Street
First Immanuel Baptist Church 2438 Ridge Avenue
Forty Sixth Street Baptist Church 1261-65 South 46th Street
Glory Baptist Church 4128 Aspen Street
Gospel Temple Baptist Church 1327 South 19th Street
Greater Exodus Baptist Church 704 North Broad Street
Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 5522 Woodland Avenue
Peoples Baptist Church, Philadelphia.png People's Baptist Church 5039 Baltimore Avenue
St. Andrews Fellowship Baptist Church 4910 Wayne Avenue
Smith Chapel Baptist Church 1828 Ridge Avenue
Transfiguration Baptist Church 3732 Fairmount Avenue
Union Tabernacle Baptist Church 4856 Lancaster Avenue
Wayland Memorial Baptist Church 5126 Baltimore Avenue
White Rock Baptist Church 5240 Chestnut Street

Brethren in Christ Church[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
Mount Calvary Holy Church 5944 Catharine Street
Circle of Hope 1125 S. Broad St.

2007 Frankford Ave.

2309 N. Broad St.

5720 Ridge Ave.

3800 Marlton Pike, NJ


Image Church Location Notes
Church-of-the-Advocate-Phila.png Church of the Advocate 1801 West Diamond Street
Christ church philadelphia.jpg Christ Church 20 North American Street
Church of the Crucifixion 620 South 8th Street
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church.png Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church Columbus Boulevard & Christian Street
WTP2 Thewinners IMG 0953.JPG Church of the Holy Trinity 1904 Walnut Street Church of the Holy Trinity Philadelphia red door.jpg
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.jpg Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 3723 Chestnut Street
Saint clement's church philadelphia exterior apse.jpg Saint Clement's Church 2013 Appletree Street
St James Kingsessing Philadelphia PA.JPG St. James Church of Kingsessing 6838 Woodland Avenue
St-James-the-Less-Church.png Church of St. James the Less 3227 West Clearfield Street
St Luke Epiphany HABS angle.jpg Church of St. Luke & the Epiphany 330 South 13th Street
St. Mark's Church (Episcopal), 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).jpg Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 1625 Locust Street
Church of St. Martin in the Fields 8000 St. Martin’s Lane
Saint Mary's Church, Philadelphia.jpg Saint Mary's Church 3916 Locust Walk
St. Paul's Altar.jpg St. Paul's Episcopal Church 22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
StptrschurchDec2006.jpg Saint Peter's Church 313 Pine Street
St Steves Philly 2.jpg Saint Stephen's Church 19 South Tenth Street
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas 6361 Lancaster Avenue African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas.jpg
First building: 5th Street, south of Walnut Street
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 5720 Ridge Avenue
Trinity Church Philly HABS.jpg Trinity Church Oxford 6901 Rising Sun Avenue Built c. 1700

Friends (Quaker)[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
ArchStFriendsMeetingHouse.jpg Arch Street Friends Meeting House 4th & Arch Streets Arch St Meeting interior.JPG
FrankfordFriends.jpg Frankford Friends Meeting House Unity & Waln Streets
FreeQuaker.jpg Free Quaker Meetinghouse 500 Arch Street
GermantownFriends.jpg Germantown Friends Meeting House 47 West Coulter Street
RaceStMeetinghouse.jpg Race Street Friends Meetinghouse 1515 Cherry Street
West Philadelphia Friends Meeting House, 3500 Lancaster Avenue at Thirty-fifth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA HABS PA-6664-1.tif West Philadelphia Friends Meeting House 3500 Lancaster Avenue
Former buildings
Girard Avenue Meeting House (9045297750).jpg Girard Avenue Meeting House 17th Street & Girard Avenue Built 1862
Discontinued 1934
Breton,William-The-old-Court-House-&-Friends-Meeting-1830.jpg Greater Friends Meeting House SW corner 2nd & Market Streets Built 1755.
Dismantled 1812, used to build Twelfth Street Meeting House.
Photocopy of painting by Frank H. Taylor showing the south part of the square, looking west. Painting, early 20th century - Washington Square Area Study, Sixth, Seventh, Walnut HABS PA,51-PHILA,603-5.tif Orange Street Friends Meeting House 7th Street & Washington Square South Demolished 1911
Photocopy of photograph, photographer unknown, before 1892. City of Philadelphia Records Department, Photo No. 41097. Original print in the Penrose Collection, Historical HABS PA,51-PHILA,674-1.tif Twelfth Street Meeting House 20 South 12th Street Built 1812-14, using materials from the Greater Meeting House.
Dismantled and relocated to the George School, 1972-74.


Image Church Location Notes
Redeemer Lutheran Church 3200 Ryan Ave
6671 Germantown St Mikes.JPG St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Mt. Airy) 6671 Germantown Avenue Closed September 2016
University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation 3637 Chestnut Street
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 2110 Chestnut Street


Image Church Location Notes
Vietnamese Mennonite Church 6237 Woodland Ave
48th and Baltimore Ave, West Philadelphia.jpg West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship 4740 Baltimore Avenue
Abundant Life Chinese Mennonite Church 1731 South Broad Street
Germantown Mennonite Meeting.JPG Germantown Mennonite Church 21 West Washington Lane Photo shows the historic Mennonite Meetinghouse, predecessor of the current church nearby
Love Truth Chinese Mennonite Church 600 West Chew Avenue
Oxford Circle Mennonite Church 900 East Howell Street


Image Church Location Notes
Cor. Broad and Arch (including view of a church), from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views.jpg Arch Street United Methodist Church 55 North Broad Street
Calvary UMC Phila west.jpg Calvary United Methodist Church 801 48th Street
ChurchFoxChase.jpg Fox Chase United Methodist Church Loney & Fillmore Streets
Philadelphia StGeorgesUMC from West.jpg Saint George's United Methodist Church 324 New Street
United Methodist Church of the Redeemer 1128 Cottman Ave.

Orthodox Church[edit]

Albanian Orthodox[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
Saint John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church 237 North 17th Street

Greek Orthodox[edit]

Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey (New Jersey; the Greater Philadelphia area; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia)

Image Church Location Notes
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George.jpg Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George 256 South 8th Street
Evangelismos of Theotokos 6501 Bustleton Avenue

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)[edit]

Jurisdiction: Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania

Image Church Location Notes
Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church 2101 South 28th Street
St. Stephen Cathedral 8598 Verree Road
Church of Our Lady 560 North 20th Street
St. Nicholas Church 817 North 7th Street

Russian Orthodox[edit]

Jurisdiction: Russian Orthodox Church in the USA

Image Church Location Notes
Saint Andrew's Cathedral 5th Street & Fairmount Avenue
St. Michael the Archangel Church 335 Fairmount Avenue


Image Church Location Notes
Bible School Mission Pentecostal Church 4512 Lancaster Avenue
Ebenezer Temple Pentecostal Church 5649 Christian Street
Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church 4716 Woodland Avenue
New Beginnings Pentecostal Church 502 E. Haines Street


Image Church Location Notes
Arch Presby.JPG Arch Street Presbyterian Church 1726-1732 Arch Street
Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church 6831 North Franklin Street
Bethel Presbyterian Church 1900 West York Street
Calvin Presbyterian Church 1401 North 60th Street
Cedar Park Presbyterian Church 7740 Limekiln Pike
Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church 8855 Germantown Avenue
Christ's Presbyterian Church 1020 South 10th Street
Emmanuel Chapel 835 Reed Street
Emmanuel Church 4723 Spruce Street
Falls of Schuylkill Presbyterian Church 3800 West Vaux Street
First African Presbyterian Church 4159 West Girard Avenue
First Presbyterian Church 201 South 21st Street
First Presbyterian Church of Kensington 418 East Girard Ave Samuel Sloan, architect
liberti Center City: 123 South 17th Street
Northeast: 2424 East York Street
Fairmount: 1901 West Girard Avenue
Lombard Central Presbyterian 4201 Powelton Avenue
Metro Presbyterian Church 4200 Ridge Avenue
7101 Germantown.JPG Mount Airy Presbyterian Church 13 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Old Pine Street Church, Philadelphia, PA.JPG Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church 412 Pine Street
Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church 608 North 22nd Street
Overbrook Presbyterian Church 6376 City Avenue
Renewal Presbyterian Church - West Philadelphia.jpeg Renewal Presbyterian Church 4633 Cedar Avenue
Summit Presbyterian Church 6757 Greene Street
Tabernacle United Church 3700 Chestnut Street
Tenth pres 17-spruce.jpg Tenth Presbyterian Church 1700 Spruce Street Completed 1856, John McArthur, Jr., architect
Altered 1893, Frank Miles Day, architect
Wooden spire removed 1912
Third Reformed Presbyterian 3024 Byberry Road
Third Scots & Mariners Presbyterian Church 412 Pine St
Union Tabernacle Presbyterian 2036 East Cumberland Street
Wissahickon Presbyterian Church 5245 Ridge Avenue
Woodland Presbyterian Church 401 South 42nd Street
Broad Street Ministry.jpg Wylie Chambers Memorial Presbyterian (Broad Street Ministry) 315 South Broad Street
Former buildings
Green Hill Presbyterian Church, 1617 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA HABS PA,51-PHILA,741-1.tif Green Hill Presbyterian Church 1617 West Girard Avenue John Notman, architect
Demolished 2009
Boulevard United Presbyterian Church 200 East Wyoming Avenue Existing structure for sale in 2014
Current Denomination Unknown

Roman Catholic[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
2013 Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul from across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway 2.jpg Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
St. John the Evangelist Church Dwarfed by Skyscrapers.jpg St. John the Evangelist Church 21 S. 13th Street
FRONT AND SIDE ELEVATION, OBLIQUE VIEW - Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church and School, Vine Street and Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA HABS PA,51-PHILA,557-2.tif Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church and School 915 Vine Street
Phila ChurchoftheGesu01.jpg Church of the Gesú 1733 West Girard Avenue
Immaculate Conception Church 19123 FrontView.jpg Immaculate Conception Church 1020 North Front Street
Immaculate Conception Church in East Germantown (closed in June 2012).jpg Immaculate Conception Church (East Germantown) 1020 E. Price Street Closed June 2012
Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and School 1008 North 48th Street
WTP C03 AMP 2.jpg Old Saint Joseph's Church 321 Willings Alley
OurMotherofConsolation-Philadelphia-PA-USA.jpg Our Mother of Consolation Church 9 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
Resurrection of Our Lord Church 2000 Shelmire Avenue
St adalbert phila.jpg St. Adalbert in Philadelphia 2645 E. Allegheny Avenue known as the "Polish Cathedral" of Philadelphia
StAugustineRCChurchPhiladelphia.jpg Saint Augustine Church 243 North Lawrence Street
St. Cyprian CC Phila front.jpg Saint Cyprian Catholic Church 525 South Cobbs Creek Parkway
Saint Donato Church 403 North 65th Street
St Francis de Sales (Philadelphia) 1.png Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church 4625 Springfield Avenue
WTP A04 AMP 1.jpg St. Agatha – St. James Church 3728 Chestnut Street
Saint Joachim Church 1527 Church Street Closed July 2013[1]
Saint Laurentius Altar Philadelphia.jpg Saint Laurentius 1608 East Berks Street Closed March 2014[2]
St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church 712 Montrose Street
St Michael's Catholic Church West Kensington Philadelphia PA St. Michael's Church 1445 North 2nd Street
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church 1718 South 9th Street
Saint Paul Church 923 Christian Street
Die Katholische St. Peter's Kirche zu Philadelphia an der Funften und Franklin Strasse. (4700859552).jpg Saint Peter the Apostle 1019 North 5th Street (at Girard Avenue) Shrine of St. John Neumann.jpg
National Shrine of Saint John Neumann
National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia from east National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia 1166 S Broad Street
Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church 608 Welsh Road
St William Parish Church Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA.jpg St. William Church 6200 Rising Sun Avenue

Ukrainian Catholic[edit]

Image Church Location Notes
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church 1629 West Cayuga Street
Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral.JPG Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral 830 North Franklin Street


Image Church Location Notes
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street.jpg First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut Street Frank Furness, architect

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