Come on out for a holiday flea market to support one of the most historic churches in Montgomery County and Pennsylvania at the holidays!
Household items, vintage wares and lots more.
Portion of the proceeds will support the Save Christ Old Swedes Church Campaign to upgrade and restore the church and hall.
Come early for coffee and donuts while they last!
Christ Church Old Swede’s is located at 740 River Rd., Swedesburg, Upper Merion Township 19405.
Yes, this is NOT in Chester County. But there are some old churches and church yards I find magical and historical. Old Swede’s in Swedesburg (Upper Merion Township PA not too far from Conshohocken, adjacent to Bridgeport) is one of those.
When I first went to the church it was for a Memorial Day a few years ago when they dedicated a formerly unmarked grave of a Civil War battlefield nurse named Sarah Priest. Like many other women of her era who did extraordinary things, she was buried without the proper attention to her accomplishments.
Old Swede’s has been there for centuries. Don’t forget, before William Penn and the English, there were Swedish settlements.
Swedesburg is a small village in Upper Merion, Montgomery County, PA that in essence was cleaved in two by the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1952.
Old Swedes, once Lutheran, now Episcopalian is a Church that has stood in Swedesburg since the early 18th century. The church has an amazing history and needs serious preservation. It’s a damn shame the Episcopalian Church USA doesn’t take more notice because the sheer history contained in this place is undeniable and very exciting. Even George Washington worshipped here I believe during his time at Valley Forge?
They also do a wonderful Lucia Fest, Main Line Media News covered it in 2012.
It is a beautiful church with amazing windows and an equally historic graveyard. Here is link to photos I took a few years back. Here is their YouCaring donation page that went up recently. This church is in desperate need of repairs and needs funds. Donations can also be mailed to Christ Church Old Swede’s 740 River Road Swedesburg, PA 19405 – it is #GivingTuesday and we need to save sacred and historic places of worship…or they end up like another sacred place I would love to see saved (yes Ebenezer AME on Bacton Hill Road)