YOU are welcome HERE!
Open daily for prayer, meditation, and services. Check Calendar for times.
No matter who you are, or what your age or stage in life or your journey in faith, you are welcome here. Our mission is, in the setting of a rich liturgical and musical tradition, we seek to know Christ and make Him known on the Main Line of Philadelphia and beyond.
We are an Episcopal Church in the “Anglo-Catholic” tradition. This means that we are part of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Church of England was formed when the Church in England established independence from the Bishop of Rome — The Pope — in the 16th Century. The catholic tradition survived the breach with Rome and experienced a renewal and revival in the early 19th Century — known as the Anglo Catholic or “Oxford” Movement. Daily services and the early mass on Sunday are simple and “said”. The High Mass on Sunday is very ornate, sung, and of the highest level of ritual. Good Shepherd has, since 1869, been a place where the best of Catholic tradition and open-ness of the reformation co-exist.
If you would like to be part of helping to build on a rich heritage and create something new and exciting where everyone is valued and every person is welcomed as if he or she was Christ Himself…..this might be the place for you.
Fr Ian B. Montgomery, Priest-in-Charge
The Good News is that Fr Montgomery is away this Sunday on a week’s vacation.
The BETTER news is that The Right Reverend Frank Tracy Griswold, III — XXV Presiding Bishop & Primate of the Episcopal Church and longtime friend of The Parish will celebrate and preach at both masses on Sunday 15 January.
Evening Prayer will be offered Monday-Friday at 5:30 and there will be ONE weekday mass at Noon on Wednesday 18 January.
Church of the Good Shepherd
1116 E Lancaster Avenue
Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010
The Rev’d Ian Bruce Montgomery
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Sundays Low Mass 8am & High Mass 11am*
*Change in time
Monday-Saturday–All services in the Lady Chapel
Low Mass: 12noon, Evening Prayer: 5:30pm
Confessions 30 minutes prior to Mass on Saturday and Sunday and by appointment
First Fridays of the Month
12:45 Benediction of the
1pm-7pm Exposition & Adoration
5:30 Evening Prayer in the presence of the
6pm Guided Prayer & Meditation
6:30 Confessions heard in Baptistry
7pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
7:15 Reception in Rectory