• Redemption Church
  • Redemption Church
  • Redemption Church

Who We Are

a community of sinners and skeptics longing for the redemption of God.

Redemption is a small, locally-focused group of people who spend our time building the community of Bristol Borough and learning to "stink like Jesus." We are anabaptist in nature, and love people whom Jesus inspired such as St. Francis, Dorothy Day, Wendell Berry, Gregory Boyle, Richard Rohr, and so many others.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 04:00pm - Service

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our Sunday services start at 4pm and end by 5:30pm. We have rhythms of liturgy each week, including call and response, music, sermon or stories, taking communion, singing the doxology, and reading our benediction prayer ("May we be the aroma of Christ to all those we meet, so they may meet Christ who dwells in us"). Children's lessons are provided for elementary-age kids down to pre-k during the middle section of the service. We have frequent potlucks, and a few families host people for dinner at their house every Sunday. Ages range typically from mid-20s up to late 40s, with a handful of 60+, and many young families.

What is the community like?
Community is holistic for us. Scripture says that wherever two or three believers gather, Christ is there with them - that can be at the coffee shop, at the park, at the brewery. We make it a habit to live our faith out in the open, leading book clubs at the local whiskey distillery, hosting story nights at the coffee shop, and generally getting to know everyone in town. We are very pro-Bristol Borough, because we believe that God has a heart for the people here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You'll be in good company. There are several people who come every week who aren't Christians or don't know yet where they stand. We intentionally create space for that. And while all of us will be challenged to dig deeper into what it is we believe (Christian or not), there will always be a space at the table.


Gary Alloway

Gary is an alumnus of Penn State and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is passionate about seeing the healing love of Christ spread throughout the world. He also loves indie rock, startup businesses, community ventures, and his family.


The Bristol Hope Building
(Parking in this shared lot) 320 Pond Street
Bristol, PA 19007

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