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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church is an urban 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 and spacious grounds 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. We enthusiastically look to attract new members while maintaining the warm nature of the existing community.

Watch our overview video featuring historian, Jeanette Woehr!

Created by Matt Johanning, Videographer, Art Director, Creative Director | Philadelphia, PA


916 S. Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

(Corner of Christian St. & Columbus Blvd.)

Church Building Hours

Tues-Sun 9:00 - 4:00

Closed Mondays & National Holidays

Office Hours

Tues - Thurs 9:30 - 2:30



Current Programs & Events

(click here to watch 10am Sunday service with Bishop Gutierrez)

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The Jazz Sanctuary

In an effort to provide some respite to people as they stay at home due to the Coronavirus, The Jazz Sanctuary has created

a video to mark their 500th celebration. Please stay well and enjoy!

(click on this link to watch the video)

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A word from Paul Fejko, our Music Director

Please enjoy this Gloria Dei Covid Hymnfest Part 3!

(click on this link to watch the video)

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A word from Jim Ufheil, our Rector's Warden

We have a new interim pastor!

(click here to read the announcement)

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Our June Newsletter

(click here to read it)

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