cathedral-gardensThe beautiful and expansive grounds of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral are enjoyed by both church members and by many visitors from the extended community. The master landscaping plan for the grounds strives to combine the spiritual correspondences of the building and the landscape into one comprehensive whole.

The primary purpose of the grounds surrounding the Cathedral is to support the activities and needs of the Bryn Athyn Church congregation and demonstrate our doctrine in a living way, while maintaining the Cathedral as the symbolic center of the New Church. Providing a beautiful environment is important in creating an inspirational atmosphere for those who worship with us.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the serenity of the grounds. Quiet and reflective activities are encouraged. Our intention is to establish a connection between the peaceful internal and external aspects of the Cathedral.

Please bear in mind that this sacred house of worship is an active church on private property.  Pets, smoking, food, blankets or chairs, sunbathing, sports activities, riding toys or loud noise are not permitted.

Informal snapshots are most 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 Photography Policy for more details or call the front desk during business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.