The Fernanda Guild

Fernanda Wanamaker

Fernanda Wanamaker

The Fernanda Guild is a group for the women of Saint Mark’s. Our gatherings are open to all who identify as women in our community (including girls!), and our purpose is to provide an opportunity for fellowship, service to women in the city of Philadelphia, and service to all the people of Saint Mark’s.

The Guild takes its name from Fernanda Wanamaker, the wife of Rodman Wanamaker, who was one of the greatest benefactors of Saint Mark’s. When Fernanda died unexpectedly in 1900, Rodman donated the Lady Chapel in her memory. Her name is a reminder to us of the meaning of generosity and stewardship in the service of God.

The Fernanda Guild meets every other month for a time of fellowship and service. For more information about upcoming events, contact Mother Erika Takacs.

Upcoming Gatherings

January 8: Fernanda Guild Luncheon, 1 p.m.

The women of Saint Mark's are invited to a Fernanda Guild luncheon in the Parish Hall immediately following coffee hour. Bring a side or dessert to share. All women are welcome!

January 31: Making Dinner for The Well, 6:30 p.m.

The Guild will be coming together for a fun evening of cooking and fellowship. We'll be making dinner for the women of The Well, a winter shelter for women in the city of Philadelphia. Bring some snacks and drinks to share, and come prepared to chop, saute, and stir - all to help care for some of those who are most in need in this city.