Parish Forum

Parish Forum is our 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning program in which a variety of speakers from within the congregation and outside the parish are invited to engage us in a variety of topics among which are spirituality, ethics, theology, liturgy, and social justice.  The Parish Forum also offers opportunities for parish members to share their stories as a way of getting to know one another better and build community.

Forum Hour at St. Martin’s is an opportunity to equip our community for ministry and mission and to have the conversations we need to have as a parish to develop our work together. Please make time to come to forum to help build our community toward our goals!

Spring Forum Schedule

April 15, 2018

How Ancient Writings Became Bible
If the Bible did not descend fully formed from heaven one day, how did the many different books, letters, songs, and poems get sorted out, with some in the Bible and others not? Parishioner, biblical scholar, and author Hal Taussig will help us explore the surprising answer.

April 22, 2018

The Climate in Our Own Backyard
To mark Earth Day, Climate Reality Leadership Corps member Jesse Lytle will discuss climate change in Philadelphia, here and now.

April 29, 2018

Recovery Sunday

May 6, 2018

William Penn’s Politics
Dr. Andrew Murphy, professor of political theory at Rutgers, will introduce the political thinking of the man who shaped so much of Philadelphia’s political and religious foundation. Murphy is the author of Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn.

May 13, 2018


May 20, 2018

Tentative: Making Ethical Choices in the Digital Realm
What do we need to know about how computers work, in order to make good decisions about technology? Author Meredith Broussard, a former parishioner, will answer that question with insights from her new book, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.

May 27, 2018


June 3, 2018

TBA - Final Forum until Fall

Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 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, 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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