The Common Place (TCP)

5736 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Housed in an historic Presbyterian church, this is a sacred space serving the children and families of Southwest Philadelphia through faith, education, and support.  TCP is also home to New Spirit Community Presbyterian Church.  In addition, it provides annex space to Cornerstone Christian Academy, a long-time partner of Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) that was instrumental in shaping the vision for TCP.  TCP also houses a youth-led worship service called the Common Worship Experience, the Scholars after school arts and enrichment program, and organizations offering various support services. 

WPC Liaison: 
Buff Barnes | 610.254.0351
Ways to Volunteer: 

TCP is in need of people who can help with building clean up, kitchen clean up, and painting—inside and outside.  The Common Place Scholars program is always seeking volunteers to help with its after-school program. Volunteers also needed to re-organize books and transfer books to new bookshelves.  The Spot Sunday Children’s Ministry requests volunteers to help on Sunday afternoons.  The Common Worship Experience needs help with serving our monthly Common Meal (one Sunday afternoon each month).  Like us on Facebook. 

Building Availability: 

Office space is available for rent and meeting rooms are available for workshops and events. The beautiful sanctuary is available for weddings.