Dear Website Friends,

Welcome to Mainline Philadelphia's traditional Anglo-Catholic Parish website. Founded in 1869, The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal church in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Here you will find reverent worship, Gospel preaching, superb choral and organ music, and a Christ-centered community of persons who love Jesus and all those he calls us to seek and serve. If we have not yet met, I hope we soon will. Meanwhile we are always happy to pray for you (send us a message right from this website) and we are very grateful to have you praying for us.

Yours faithfully,

Fr. Richard C. Alton

Priest & Rector

Barbara Alton, Fr. Richard Alton, Stevens Heckscher (Head Acolyte & Lay Spiritual Director) and Bishop Charles Bennison at the Institution of the Rector on December 8, 2012

The retiring procession, December 8, 2012