Our doors and grounds are closed, but our ears and hearts are open.

About Bryn Athyn Cathedral


“Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” (Job 37:14)

The Bryn Athyn Cathedral is situated on a hill overlooking the picturesque Pennypack Creek Valley in the borough of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. It has been the central place of worship for the Bryn Athyn Church and a gathering place for members of the New Church throughout the world. This year marks the Cathedral’s Centennial since its dedication in 1919. From October 2019 through June 2020, there will be a photo display of the construction of the Cathedral in different phases, as well as a large-scale model of the Cathedral which was built by Midje Kerr.

The main construction of the Cathedral took place between the years 1913 and 1928 with work on the stained glass windows and interior decoration continuing into the early 1940s and beyond. The main Cathedral building is Gothic, while the northern and southern buildings are in the early Romanesque style. The symbolic plan is based on the teachings of the New Church.

We welcome you to join us for worship services and special events (in person or watch live via the internet) or for visits and tours. A schedule of upcoming events and special services can be found on the Calendar page of our Church website.

Informal snapshots are welcome as well as building and garden photography for personal use only.  Portrait photography is not permitted.  Wedding photography is only permitted for Cathedral weddings.  Please see our Cathedral Photography Policy for more details or call the front desk during business hours, Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

For further information and/or to volunteer, contact us at:

Bryn Athyn Cathedral
900 Cathedral Road, Box 277C
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Phone: 215-947-0266, ext 4600

Hours of Operation:

  • The grounds are open seven days a week during daylight hours, except during worship services and special events, when they are closed to visitors. Please check our church calendar or call ahead to confirm that the Cathedral Grounds are open.
  • The Cathedral is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm.
  • Tour guides are available Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm. For groups of ten or more, please call ahead.  The Cathedral will be closed for private services.
  • School tours are also available. Please call Glencairn Museum at 267-502-2660 to coordinate a school tour.

Meg Rohtla, Director (Meg.Rohtla@bacathedral.org)