Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church in South Philadelphia is the oldest church building in Pennsylvania, and among the oldest in the country. The attractive building, constructed of Flemish bond, and black header brick, was built between 1698 and 1700 for Swedish settlers. After serving as the Swedish Lutheran Church for almost 150 years, Gloria Dei became part of the Episcopal Church in 1845.
Gloria Dei Church was designated as a
Nils Collin during the American Revolution
For more history and information, visit Gloria Dei Church’s website