We’re fortunate enough to just turn on a faucet to have access to life’s most essential ingredient: clean water. For many people, though, getting access to something so basic is incredibly difficult.

Or we'll come to you.

Where there’s thirst, there’s need. We reach out to communities, both locally and abroad, to develop clean, sustainable water solutions. We need your help, though.

​St. Mary’s congregation has had some unsettling stretches, but with the determination of its members and the help of the Holy Spirit, it continues to survive because of its signature ministry. St. Mary’s Food Cupboard  serves an average of 284 households per month. About 10 of these households are families of more than 4 individuals, indicating that our actual sacred encounters for this program is far greater. We are proud to collaborate with other churches and organizations in and around the Episcopal Dioceses of Pennsylvania and very fortunate to have a dedicated core of volunteers. Although, over the years, the cupboard has taken hits like many other organizations due to the economy, we are blessed to have long relationships with our partner Episcopal churches who continue to donate food. We also continue to build new relationships to ensure its longevity within its surrounding community of which it serves. For 36+ years St. Mary’s has encountered many individuals from the most marginalized to the elite, including the Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry. It goes without saying that we have touched many lives.​

As a small congregation, we see our immediate future firmly established as an Episcopal presence in the City of Chester, PA with Episcopal based ministries operating as a microcosm of Christ beloved community. To that end, in addition to our Summer Early Learning Program and Summer Camp, we have made the intentional decision to be more diverse in these sacred encounters, which include reaching out to the Hispanic/Latino Community on the East and West side of the City with the help of Mothers Mission. While it is customary for the people to come to the food cupboard, Mothers Mission goes out to the people. Our goal is to make Mothers Mission another signature ministry at St. Mary’s Chester. We also regularly sponsor a community Easter egg hunt and 4 Family Fun Nights. In 2018 our sacred encounters numbered 9322.

Mothers Mission

God is calling St Mary's Church, Chester to minister to the world God so loved, to bring disciples to Christ and partner with God in bringing to completion God's work of peace.

St Mary's Services

You can come to us...

  9:30 - 1st & 3rd Sunday Children's                     Sunday School

  9:30 - 2nd & 4th Sunday Adult Bible                 Study

10:30 - Sunday Eucharist Rite II 

  6:00 - Wed. Evening Prayer 


Safe, Face and Easy!

Sacred Encounters: The Lives We Impact

20 July 2019

La Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria

Kick a Goal for Better Health!

Feria de Salud!



La Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria


16 May 2019

Rev. Whitfield will be the guest speaker at St. Luke's C C Church in Chester, PA. Service begins at 7:00Pm

Dios está llamando a la Iglesia de St. Mary Chester, para ministrar al variado cultura mundo Dios amó para hacer a discípulos Cristo y socio con Dios en llevar a completar la obra de Dios de la paz.

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