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A Welcome Message

FROM THE RECTOR
Greetings in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ:

Welcome to the website of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, AECST. We are very proud to be the first African American Episcopal Church in the United States.


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The Rev. Dr. Martini Shaw
THE REV. DR. MARTINI SHAW

I hope and pray that your journey through this website will be informative, enlightening, and above all, inspirational. After your virtual visit of our many exciting ministries, I invite and encourage you to join us in worship.

Whoever you are and wherever you may find yourself on your spiritual  journey of faith, you are always welcomed at St. Thomas' Church... where we are joyfully and enthusiastically committed to Jesus' message of love, hope, prayer and faith.

The AECST Express Train is headed for many divine destinations.  We encourage you to be a part of our spiritual journey.

Affectionately,

Fr. Martini Shaw
17th Rector


More information about Father Shaw | Rector's Report 2013 - The State of the Parish |
Email Fr. Shaw | Recent Posts About St. Thomas and The Reverend Absalom Jones

Our church service is at 10 am each Sunday. About our service...
We are located at 6361 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, 19151. Directions...
Church office telephone: 215.473.3065 Ministry Staff...

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