Welcome to Friends of St. Paul’s Elkins Park!


  The membership of Friends of St. Paul’s is comprised of a community richly blessed with skills, expertise, vitality, knowledge and insight. It’s a place where you can connect with community, and center yourself in community. As we build upon existing cultural resources -- such as the Underground Railroad exhibit that was opened to the public in December 2015 – and develop new ones, we need your time and ideas. Whether you’d like to take photographs at events, organize concerts or serve on a historic preservation committee, there is a place for you in the Friends’ organization! Contact us at office@stpaulselkinspark.org to contribute your special talents to the Friends of St. Paul’s Elkins Park.



- One of the most significant Abolitionist and Civil War historic sites in the Delaware Valley.

- The oldest house of worship in the Cheltenham area.

- The church with 13 spectacular stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

- A spiritual place connected with Amelia Earhart, the Gilded Age, the sinking of the Titanic, the founding of the Curtis Institute of Music, and many other historic events.

- The birthplace of WIBG Radio 99 – THE Philadelphia Top 40 radio station playing Rhythm and Blues music during the height of the Civil Rights era.

- The beautiful Community Gathering Place and Concert Hall.

- The active, multicultural and inclusive Episcopal Church with deep, historic roots.


The Friends of St. Paul’s Elkins Park is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to enhancing our Cheltenham community by engaging public support of a social legacy and historic site that began with the abolitionist movement, and continues today as an inclusive and multicultural gathering place. The Friends organization promotes and produces special events, exhibits, and programs of cultural and educational secular significance for our wider community, and raises funds to preserve and maintain its historic site.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Provided the food for the Music of Black Composers from Europe and the Americas concert on April 1, 2017.

Please consider joining the coop for discounts and other member benefits.