Everyone who walks through our doors or connects with us online are part of our congregation. All are welcome to participate in the life of The Church of the Holy Trinity, and you do not have to be an official member to join in the various aspects of the church. 


For those looking for a church, we encourage sitting in the pews for a bit, and getting a feel for this church and your place within it. You can also join in our educational events or congregational gatherings or just hang out after the service for some treats. If you have questions, you can always talk to one of our clergy or parishioner after church or via email/phone/text. 


If you find you want to connect more deeply or become an official member, there are a few things you can do: connect with our clergy to be welcomed as an official new member; offer a financial gift to the church, and connect with our groups to see where you can use your gifts to help the church! If you’ve been part of another Episcopal Church, just let us know and we will have your membership transferred to our church.


Members contribute to the congregation in all sorts of ways – with their time, with their talents or gifts, and treasure. This means we take time to volunteer and help out when we can. We think about the things we love and our own unique abilities and find where they fit into the life of this church. And, we give financially to the church, because we believe in the mission and ministry.  There are no obligations, only opportunities. As we contribute, whether time, talent or treasure, we find that the church becomes part of our lives and our family.Text...


Our giving is a fundamental part of our worship. Worship is about giving worth to God – and through offering our gifts to God, we express the reality that it all came from Him, belongs to Him, and that we simply offer Him what is already His. As we give, we place God in His rightful place in our lives. Giving is an effective way of countering the seductive myth that our money and abilities provide us ultimate security in this life. It reminds us that we are only stewards of the good things that God has entrusted to us. 

That’s all you really need to do to be a member.


If, however, you want to participate in the governance of the church (serving on the committees and boards or voting at the annual meetings), you will need to be an official member of the Episcopal Church.  This official joining is called Confirmation or Reception and is done when our Bishop visits our church about every three years. In Confirmation we renew our baptismal vows taken on your behalf by your parents (if you were an infant) or by you (if you were older).  The Bishop lays his hands on you and prays for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a way of saying “I’m a full part of this church and identify myself as an Episcopalian.” If you’ve been baptized and confirmed in a liturgical tradition like the Roman Catholic or Lutheran (ELCA) church, you can be Received into the church officially by our Bishop when he visits (see confirmation page for more information).


By all means we want you to come as your are. One of our main goals here is to make sure you feel comfortable. When you walk through our doors we want you to feel welcomed and loved every single time. We understand that no one is perfect. The only thing we can do is love each other and extend grace. 



We open wide our doors and hearts.

Our home sits on the northwest corner of Rittenhouse Square, but our energy and love radiate through our doors, across the city, and beyond.

Service to our surrounding community – from our front steps to the wider world – is important to us. We take seriously the call in our Baptismal Vows to seek and serve Christ in all people, to strive for justice and peace on the earth, and to respect the dignity of every human being.

We embrace partners and service opportunities that allow us to share God’s love – and ours – in ways that are rooted in our purpose and intention as a community. Our core beliefs extend from our faith, driving our efforts to share, feed, inspire, and comfort those in need.