Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church in Kensington.


We are located in the Fishtown neighborhood of historic Kensington (Philadelphia). 


We welcome all to come join us.  Come as you are. 






We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:30am.

All are welcome. 


We at 1st Pres take the call to serve our community with love and compassion very serioulsy.  Learn about the various ways you can get involved with the life of the church.

About 1st Pres

From its founding in 1814 through the present day, the 1st Presbyterian Church in Kensington has had a rich history.  Discover where we've come from and meet our leaders.


Wednesday Taize Prayer Gathering

Every Wednesday at 7pm


Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-8pm for a Taize Prayer Worship Service and Reflection

From 7pm-7:30pm we'll gather for worship highlighted by songs from the Taize community in France, and time for prayer and scripture readings.

Then from 7:30pm-8pm we'll provide time to reflect upon the songs sung and/or the scripture verses read before departing at 8pm.   All are welcome.

Not familiar with the style of Taize music?  Here's an example:

Haven't been to church in a while?  Curious to see what kind of style our Pastor shares a message each week?  Want to stay connected to the church - check out our Pastor's Weekly Sermons here or clikc on the Soundcloud/Itunes app icons to access our podcast pages:  https://www.1stpresbykensington.org/sermons



The church is the creator of the weekly Fishtown community Newsletter "The Fish Net".  Each week we distributed around the community over 300 printed copies of this local community newsletter to ensure as many residents are aware of the events/programs/meetings happening in our neighborhood.  To find out more about The Fish Net click on the name link to visit its website.