Among St. Martin’s, Grace Epiphany, and Christ Church & St. Michael’s, there is a SUPPER nearby nearly every week! All are welcome to a meal that brings neighbors together and allows families to take a break and eat a healthy meal. We have room at the table for everyone, no matter what.
Each SUPPER location adds its own flavor to the offer of meal and community. Below, see the video made by the Office of Communication for The Episcopal Church about our SUPPER program. It features a introduction by the Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Daniel Gutierrez, and includes each of our four SUPPER locations.
Debra was awarded at CHCA Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 21
Debra Roberts, founder of the SUPPER program, received the Chestnut Hill Award from the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA). This award is given for unusual and outstanding service that promoted or achieved understanding and cooperation among people of the community. Congratulations, Debra! Read more in the Chestnut Hill Local.
8000 St. Martin’s Lane, 19118
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6PM
224 East Gowen Avenue, 19119
3rd Wednesdays @ 6PM
29 W. Tulpehocken Street, 19144
4th Saturdays @ 3PM
500 Fairthorne Avenue, 19128
2nd Tuesdays @ 6PM
Sign up to receive the menu on the Monday before each SUPPER at St. Martin’s*.
In May of 2016 SUPPER expanded from St. Martin’s to two additional churches in the Wissahickon Deanery, Grace Epiphany Church in Mt. Airy, and Christ Chruch & St. Michael’s in Germantown. Over the course of the year the two new sites each doubled their SUPPER attendance. Along the way we also learned that isolation is increasingly prevalent in each of the communities that SUPPER serves, making the fellowship component of the SUPPER mission equally critical with alleviating food insecurity.
In the fall of 2016 we received word that our grant request to the Mission Enterprize Zone of the Episcopal Church had been accepted, and we received the first third of a $20,000 grant which will be disbursed over three years. This funding has so far allowed us to give additional funds to Grace Epiphany and Christ Church & St. Michael’s to support and promote their ministry, and it will also allow us to expand the ministry to a fourth site.
SUPPER at St. Alban’s, at the Church of St. Alban’s in Roxborough launched as our fourth location on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and continues on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. We are thrilled to welcome yet another local community in need of food, fellowship, and relief from the sense of isolation that is plauging so many of our neighbors.
Founded by parishioner Debra Roberts at St. Martin’s in 2012, SUPPER is a free, home-cooked meal for the whole community. All are invited to a meal that brings neighbors together and allows families to take a break and eat a healthy meal. We have room at the table for everyone, no matter what. In the spring of 2016, we expanded our SUPPER offerings to serve not only Chestnut Hill, but also the Mt. Airy and Germantown communities, followed by Roxborough in fall of 2017. SUPPER is now found at four Episcopal churches. Across our five meals every month, the SUPPER program now provides nutritious meals and a welcoming community to 600+ guests/month.
The Impact of SUPPER - Stories from our ministry
The SUPPER Crew is comprised of dedicated volunteers who generously give of their time. Please take a minute to thank your SUPPER volunteers – and consider joining us!
SUPPER is supported by grants from:
In addition, the Free Will Donation at each SUPPER and other individual donations assist to “Pay it Forward” to other communities.
*Each SUPPER location has its own communications list. Please contact the site from which you’d like to receive SUPPER menus.
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
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.