The 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 during daylight hours. Quiet and reflective activities are encouraged. Our intention is to establish a connection between the peaceful internal and external aspects of the Cathedral.
Professional portrait or group photographers must obtain written permission. Wedding photography is only permitted for Cathedral weddings. Exterior Photography Policy and Agreement forms may be obtained the Cathedral front desk during business hours, M-F, 9AM-4PM.
We ask, therefore, that care be given to thoughtful, appropriate use of the lawns and gardens.
Hours of Operation: daylight hours, except during worship services and special events. Please check our Church calendar or call (215-947-0266, Ext. 4600) ahead to confirm that the Cathedral Grounds are open.