Blessings and feasts
Throughout the year, St. Philip’s celebrates several saints and other holy figures with the blessing of animals (St. Francis), firefighters and fire engines (St. Michael), vehicles (Elijah the Prophet), and actors and musicians (St. Genesius), among others.
Advent Season: December
St. Philip’s celebrates the birth of Christ with services throughout the Advent season, including two Christmas Eve services and a Christmas Day service.
Ordination of Matthew Simpson: June 9
St. Philip’s helped to celebrate as our own Matthew Simpson was ordained as a Deacon at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
New Hope Pride Parade: May 19
St. Philip’s marches in the annual Pride Parade that winds through Lambertville and New Hope to celebrate our area’s diversity. Despite the rain this year, we had our largest delegation marching behind our banners, and we tossed rainbow rosary beads to spectators.
Easter and Holy Week
St. Philip’s holds special services and events during Lent and Holy Week, including an outdoor Stations of the Cross in Lambertville and New Hope; Office of the Tenebrae; Good Friday noon liturgy and evening vespers; and the Great Vigil of Easter. The season culminates in two services on Easter, followed by an egg hunt.
Weddings and Baptisms
Our space, which seats about 80 people, is perfect for weddings and baptisms. Father Michael is able to perform weddings by both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. All couples are welcome to celebrate the sacrament of marriage at St. Philip’s.
In the community
Service to our community is an important part of our commitment. Throughout the year, St. Philip’s maintains a vibrant community presence by hosting concerts and lectures; gathering donations for food banks, refugees, and the homeless; taking an active role in Peacemeal; blessing the Delaware River; hosting a “Write for Rights” campaign for Amnesty International; providing “Ashes to Go”; and participating in many other events.
In all seasons
Our church is a source of faith, peace, joy and inspiration throughout the seasons.