Community Engagement Overview

St. Martin’s is committed to community. Jesus’ call to “love thy neighbor” is realized with our neighbors in Chestnut Hill, our regional neighbors in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, and our national and international community. Click on the links to the left to learn more about our community partners and programs.

Progress Report:

Five Years of Community Engagement


Five years ago, the congregation engaged a process called “Nominate Your Causes” to discover what our community engagement priorities should be at St. Martin’s. Through a process of polling the congregation and conversations at Parish Forum, we landed squarely on three top priorities which would direct our community engagement efforts:

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Below, you will see what the community engagement committee and other sub-committees have done in the last 5 years to address these concerns you identified. We take seriously that we work on behalf of the parish community. We are guided by periodic check-ins with you and by the aspirational values of the parish which relate to engagement ministry:

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  • Becoming a racism-free and diverse community that reflects the city where we worship.
  • We also report on our work in Guatemala, with refugee resettlement, and on anti-racism through Becoming Beloved Community, all of which are vital and ongoing ministries.

    Download and read the Progress Report.

    Regular Sunday Schedule

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
    9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
    10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

    Other Days

    Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

    Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

    We would love to have you join us.


    This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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