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Traditions and Values

Since its establishment as part of William Penn’s “Holy Experiment,” the Western Chester County region has had active and engaged communities of faith and worship. Quaker movements settled here early on and their continued presence is demonstrated by structures with rich history still dotting our landscape. Whether it was the early traders departing Philadelphia for points west or travelers on the railroad and America’s first turnpike (Route 30), the connective commercial infrastructure of this region and its faith-filled industrialists, such as Rebecca Lukens of Lukens Steel, combined to invest a strong fiber of character into the culture of business and community we continue to value today.

The rich tapestry of worshipping congregations and their facilities, historically built by the prosperity of the region’s economic success, continue to expand as new and innovative ministries like the Parkesburg Point are mobilized to serve the diverse spiritual and practical needs of the region. From home-based churches to outreaches that care for the hungry and hurting, you will find many traditional and contemporary expressions of faith and worship in Western Chester County.

For more information about the resources for faith and worship in the region, contact the Chamber office.

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