The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where...
all souls are nourished with spiritual food, enfolded into community, and inspired to act with courage and compassion in faithful witness to Jesus Christ.
Welcome all seekers;
Worship God in liturgy, music and prayer;
Equip all baptized persons for ministry; and
Engage as agents of Christ’s love in the world.
Our Core Values
Learning leads to God;
In giving and receiving care we encounter Christ;
Life in the Holy Spirit is beautiful.
Our Aspirational Values
Community engagement and social justice;
Unconditional welcome and inclusion;
A community that calls forth the gifts of its entire people;
Becoming a racism-free and diverse community that reflects the city where we worship
Meet our Rector, The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, as well as our associate clergy and music, office, and worship staff.
We are excited to welcome you to St. Martin-in-the-Fields!Read More »
Generosity is a defining characteristic of St. Martin's. See the articles and posts below to see the generosity of our community in action.Read More »
St. Martin’s dates itself from the first public service held in the church in 1889. It was founded by Henry Howard Houston, a man with a vision of community, a spirit of generosity, and a penchant for action. He built a new church, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, for the growing community he had helped start and selected its first rector, the Rev. Jacob LeRoy, a highly literate, hard-working, liturgically strong churchman.Read More »
St. Martin of Tours is our patron saint. Each year his feast is officially observed on November 11. We celebrate his Feast Day on the nearest Sunday. In 2020, we will celebrate on Sunday, November 15.Read More »
The Way of Love
is a way of life.
More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Learn more about the Way of Love at the Episcopal Church website. See below for how St. Martin's engages in the Way of Love every day.Read More »
We look forward to helping you get the word out about your ministry activity! Please use this form to submit your communications request for your St. Martin's ministry, meeting, special event, or news.Read More »
The Vestry is the lay leadership of the church -- get to know who makes up the Vestry here. We also feature the delegates to our upcoming Diocesan Convention.Read More »
This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.
St. Martin’s is just a few steps from the St. Martin’s stop of SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West line (formerly the R8 line). Walk up the hill, toward the overp…Read More »
*General rentals are currently suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic*
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields has several spaces available for rental on one-time or on-going basis. We currently rent to a diverse group of organizations and individuals for events. Our prices are kept below competitive pricing as a service to the community.
Please contact the church office for more info…Read More »