3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Sunday at 11:00am


St. Mary’s Hamilton Village Weekly Services

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. : Choral  Eucharist; Choir Practice at 9:30 a.m. (runs from the first Sunday after Labor Day to Pentecost), Sunday School (for infants to children age five) at 11 a.m.

Tuesdays during term from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. : Low Mass with Healing Prayers and Anointing – resumes September 5th

Thursdays during term at 8:00 p.m. : Candlelight Compline, followed by Coffee and Conversation – resumes September 7th for Fall 2017, January 11th for Spring 2018.

Check our Events Calendar for occasional special services.



As an Episcopal parish with Anglo-Catholic roots, we sing a great deal of the liturgy, including the Gloria, the Sanctus and Benedictus, the Lord’s Prayer and the Fraction Anthem.  The hymns we sing come primarily from authorized Episcopal church hymnals: The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Other Voices, and Wonder, Love and Praise.  Believing that our language not only reflects our world but also shapes it, we try, as
much as possible, to be inclusive in our liturgical language while remaining faithful to the Anglo-Catholic traditions of worship at St. Mary’s.


We try to make the language of our worship conform to our conviction that the nature of God embraces equally male and female.  We take our Bible readings and psalms mostly from the New Revised Standard Version, sometimes modified to avoid gender specific references to God without losing original meanings.  In our liturgies, we sometimes make similar significant and important changes in the language of The Book of Common Prayer
and its supplements.  Some historical texts that are widely known and loved, like the Lord’s Prayer, are used in familiar translations and so are copyrighted materials such as hymns and anthems.

In all texts we affirm the non-gendered nature of God, as well as all the dimensions of God’s boundless creative love which we can never fully imagine or express.  As a  congregation that welcomes frequent visitors and members from other traditions, for  many years we have printed the entire Sunday liturgy, briefly annotated, in a separate booklet, which changes with the liturgical year.

Latest Sermon: The Cross is Steady While the World is Turning - November 13, 2016

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