St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh welcomes all visitors to participate fully in the life of our community. We invite you to continue your journey with us; ask questions, attend our worship services and educational offerings, and participate in the activities in our community.
Steps to Membership:
Letter of Transfer: If you are coming from another Episcopal parish, a letter of transfer officially transfers your membership from your former parish to St. Thomas Church. The parish office can help you arrange for this letter.
Baptized: The Episcopal Church recognizes as Christians all persons who have been baptized with water in the name of the Holy Trinity. If you have not been baptized, please make an appointment with one of the clergy to discuss the requirements for and meaning of Baptism.
Confirmed: If you have been baptized in another denomination, you may consider being confirmed in the Episcopal Church. In Confirmation “we express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.” Confirmation classes are held every year before the Bishop’s visit to St. Thomas’. Please feel free to make an appointment with one of the clergy to discuss this step.
Received: If you have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church or certain other churches having bishops recognized by the Episcopal Church as being in the Apostolic Succession of Bishops, you will be welcomed and received by the bishop as a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church.
For further information, please view the Membership Process form or complete the New Member Information Sheet – EESG if you have any questions please call Emily Given at 215-233-3970 x126 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.