50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women


Monday, July 29th, 2024


9:00 am – 5:30 pm


The Church of the Advocate, 1801 W Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19121-1519

Celebration of the Ordination of Women

Save the Date. On July 29, 2024 we kick off a yearlong celebration of women in the Church. On July 29, 1974 "the Philadelphia 11" were ordained at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, two years before General Convention authorized the ordination of women. The women ordained were Merrill Bittner, Alla Bozarth-Campbell, Alison Cheek, Emily Hewitt, Carter Heyward, Suzanne Hiatt, Marie Moorefield, Jeanette Piccard, Betty Schiess, Katrina Swanson, and Nancy Wittig.