We are located in the Lower Northeast Philadelphia at
4442 Frankford Avenue,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124.
Our phone number is:
We gather for worship:
9:15 am Bible study
10:00 am Worship
Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Ecumenical Worship)
St Mark's Church, Frankford
4442 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
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You, and of course, God!
We're here to welcome you. Please stop by during these hours:
Monday, Wdnesday & Friday 10am - 2pm
Call 215-535-0635 for an ofice apointment or for other matters.
St. Mark's Church, Frankford has historical significance because:
St. Mark’s Church, Frankford is an active Episcopal Church in the lower northeast Philadelphia with deep roots in the community and a storied history. The church was planted along traditional lines during an intense period of evangelical mission work in the 1830s (1832) through the mission of Christian evangelists.
The church is noteworthy because of important members:
The church building is also important because of the very structure itself. It is a vertical Gothic church building, built for 1000 worshippers and to become the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. It is constructed of an outer layer of Port Deposit Granite and a liner built from Indiana Limestone. The windows are the most important example of Nicola D’Ascenza’s corpus of work in the United States; there are 69 stone carvings done by Whiteman Studios of Philadelphia; and numerous memorials by church members.
As a group St. Mark’s members have played a significant role leading Northeast Philadelphia; over 16 streets were named for members; during times of epidemic, the church opened its doors to serve as a clinic; and 188 troops were raised from our parish to fight in the War to Preserve the Union, and 39 men from our parish laid down their lives on battlefields foreign and domestic.
There are specific records of Episcopal missions in Frankford that go back as far as 1709. In each case schools were reported, but it wasn’t until 1816 that the Reverend George Sheets, Rector of Trinity Church, Oxford in Oxford Township was given authority in Frankford and Holmesburg and the church was birthed among the people of these growing, though still largely rural communities.