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Memorial Services


Memorial Services
The greatest gift we give one another is our very presence. Our Minister, Reverend Abbey Tennis, would be honored to be in your presence as we celebrate the life of your loved one.  She will meet with you and your family to craft a ceremony that specifically represents your love one's story, your beliefs, and your values, selecting text, readings, and music that authentically symbolize your loved one's life. Our Music Director John B Hedges is available to play piano or sing during your customized memorial.

Our Building
Our building, a signature piece by regionally celebrated architect Frank Furness, is a designated historic landmark.

  • The Sanctuary seats over 500, yet, owing to its unusual design, is an intimate setting for much smaller gatherings. It is graced with rich colors, as well as a Casavant Freres organ and Steinway grand piano. The Sanctuary is located on the first floor and is an accessible space. 
  • The Chapel, a jewel of stained glass and carved wood, seats 50; there is a Baldwin upright piano in the chapel loft. The Chapel is located on the first floor and is an accessible space. 
  • The Parish Room, a sunny Victorian parlor, accommodates small to mid-sized receptions. This room is also on the first floor and is an accessible space. 
  • Griffin Hall, our social hall located downstairs next to an industrial kitchen, can comfortably seat 150 for elegant receptions with adjacent kitchen, seats 150.

Our Neighborhood
Located in Center City Philadelphia within the Rittenhouse-Fitler Square Historic District, our neighborhood embodies the distinctive architectural diversity of several centuries, and is home to many of the city's finest hotels, shops, and restaurants and accessible via public transportation and located with a few block radius of a dozen parking lots.

To rent space in our building, send an email to Business Administrator Norman Fouhy or call him at (215) 563-3980 x 300. The following rental rates represent prices for a two-hour wedding ceremony, or a six-hour a reception:

  • Sanctuary- $650.00
  • Chapel- $350.00
  • Parish Room- $500.00
  • Griffin Hall/Kitchen- $650.00
  • A deposit of $200.00 is required.


If you and your family wish to have our minister conduct a memorial service or funeral, please contact our minister, Reverend Abbey Tennis. 

For pricing for live music, please contact Music Director John B Hedges.

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