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Clergy Timeline*

Johannes Campanius

(1646-1648)

Dedicated the original church at Tinicum

Lars C. Lock 

(1648-1677)

 

Jacob Fabritius

(1677-1691)

 

Andreas (Andrew) Rudman

(1697-1702)

Built Gloria Dei Church and buried on Church grounds

Andrew Sandel

(1702-1719)

 

Jonas Lidman

(1719-1730)

 

Johan Eneberg

(1730-1733)

Placed the baptismal font in Gloria Dei (1731)

Gabriel Falk

(1733)

Deposed

John Dylander

(1737-1741)

Buried in Gloria Dei Church; preached in German

Gabriel Nasman

(1743-1750)

Controversy over Moravians & German

Olof Parlin

(1750-1757)

Buried in Gloria Dei Church

Dr. Carl Magnus Wrangel

(1759-1768)

Powerful & popular speaker; attracted large crowds

Anders Goransson

(1768-1779)

 

Matthias Hultgren

(1780-1786)

 

Nicholas (Nils) Collin

(1786-1831)

Friend of Ben Franklin, lightening rod system installed in church building

Jehu Curtis Clay

(1831-1863)

First Episcopal rector of Gloria Dei; parsonage and Sunday School building built; organ purchased

John W. Leadenham

(1863-1865)

Parish hall constructed

J. Sanders Reed

(1865-1868)

 

Snyder Binns Simes

(1868-1915)

Ushered in the glory days of Gloria Dei; Hook and Hastings organ installed

Percy R. Stockman

(1916-1922)

Later director of the Seamen's Church Institute

Addison E. Ewing

(1922-1927)

 

John Lowry Hady

(1927-1933)

 

John Craig Roak

(1933-1972)

Largely responsible for Gloria Dei's designation as a National Historic Site in 1942; revived the traditional Lucia Fest; Roak House built

David Buchanan Rivers

(1972 - 2004) 

Hook and Hastings organ and church building restored and parish hall kitchen renovated. Parish hall was renamed to "Riverside Hall" in honor of him.

D. Joy Segal

 (2006-

Current Rector

 

 

 

*Lay readers maintained worship at Gloria Dei until Rudman arrived from Sweden

D. Joy Segal, Rector

Columbus Blvd. & Christian Sts.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 389-1513