• Home

    The Church of the Redeemer is a welcoming and caring community. Our congregation is curious and questioning. We have a history of social justice and outreach ministries, and lesbian and gay members are integral to our parish life. Worship is the heart of Redeemer’s life – it brings our family and church lives into one as we celebrate the liturgy, the word, and the sacrament together.

    Click here to learn more about us!

    We are in Squirrel Hill.

    5700 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

    We are between Murray Avenue and Wightman Street, next door to St. Edmund’s Academy.

    Port Authority bus routes 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, and 74 stop at Forbes & Murray avenues.

    Click here for MapQuest directions to Church of the Redeemer.

    Sunday Services and Schedule

    8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist.

    9:00 am Breakfast (bagels)

    9:30 am Study and discussion of the day’s Gospel reading. All ages are welcome. Childcare is available.

    10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist and Church School. Childcare is available.

    11:45 am Coffee Hour

    Office Hours

    9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday

    The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.

    Centering Prayer Group

    Centering prayer is a deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God’s presence within us. Meetings include centering prayer, lectio divina, and a short reading with discussion. Join us! Tuesday mornings, 7:00-8:30am.

    Book Group

    All are welcome to attend on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. The current book is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

    Installation Service on May 17

    On May 17, the Rev. Michael Brian Foley was installed as the eighth Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Many thanks to all who contributed to this joyous and glorious service!

    Click here for the sermon by the Rev Canon M. Dennis O’Pray

    Click here for pictures

    Upcoming Events


    Wednesday, October 1, 6:30pm, we will sing our Evening Prayer in the Fireplace Room, followed by a sparkling reception with hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the rejuvenation of this parish meeting room and library.

    First Friday Concert

    Friday, October 3, 12:10pm, Nathan Carterette will present a piano recital of works by Mozart and Beethoven. Freewill donation accepted. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you like.

    Anti-racism Workshop

    Friday, October 3, 3:00pm, the Episcopal Commission on Racism workshop begins at Redeemer, continuing into Saturday.

    CROP Hunger Walk

    Sunday, October 12, 2:00pm, this walk to end hunger starts at Wilkinsburg United Methodist Church, 733 South Avenue. Click here to sign up to walk. Redeemer will be a water stop for the walkers. Speak with Lee Hart if you are able to work with her, about 2:30-3:30pm, to distribute cups of water.

    RACE: Are We So Different?

    Sunday, October 12, 2:00-5:00pm, join Redeemerites and others for a guided tour of the RACE exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, followed by a reception. Call 412-681-8528 for information. Reservations are required, and the fee is $10. The exhibit runs through October 27; see Alison Brand Oehler or Marianne Novy with a day’s notice for free admission as guests.

    Homeless Shelter Dinner

    Sunday, October 19, Redeemer will serve the evening meal at the East End Cooperative Ministry shelter. If you can help serve or donate food to be served, see the bulletin board or contact the church office to learn how to sign up.

    Portrait Sessions

    Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22: Sign up for your Parish Directory Portrait Session here. If you like, you can purchase copies of your portraits.

    Peace Be With You: Workshop on Gun Control

    Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-noon, the Diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee offers this workshop at Calvary Episcopal Church.

    All Saints’ Day Concert

    Sunday, November 2, 4:00pm, organist Edward Alan Moore and pianist Nathan Carterette will present a program of Franck, Mozart, and Gershwin. Freewill donation accepted.