Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church is an inner city church blessed with the beauty and charm of a garden-like setting

Sunday Services with Eucharist 10:00AM
Evensong Tuesday Evenings 6:30PM

This lovely church, surrounded by historic buildings, spacious grounds, and ample parking has attracted many members of the congregation.

The Gloria Dei congregation finds great joy in coming together for worship and various other events and gatherings.

Our church community views themselves as friendly, open, accepting, relaxed and welcoming. These attributes are what most new members cite as their reason to join Gloria Dei. This fun loving, friendly group enthusiastically looks to attract new members while maintaining the warm nature of the existing community.

Link to Stewardship Flyer with Pledge Card


916 Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Office Hours

Tues-Thur 9:30-2:30

Fri. 9:30-12:30


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Lucia ePoster

Current Programs and Events



Something New at Old Swedes!!!

Dinner Church

Wednesdays, 6-8PM

 9/23, 10/28, 11/18

Food, Fellowship, Worship, Thanksgiving

Dinner Church offers a new way to share a
meal and a worship experience as we gather around a dinner table in the parish
hall, give thanks for our time together, nourish our bodies and souls, and
share in food, prayer, scripture, and conversation.

Come as you are. No need to bring
anything, but if you wish to contribute you may bring something for the meal –
cookies, flowers, bread – or you may donate for the next meal.


All Are Welcome!