WELCOME TO SAINT PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A diverse group of Christian believers, sharing faith journeys along many different paths.

St. Peter’s is now offering in-person worship at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM each Sunday and 7:00 AM each Wednesday for all who are fully vaccinated. Now that Knox County has been designated as level orange for Covid spread, we will also require everyone to be masked. In order to keep everyone safe, we will ask for proof that you are fully vaccinated for admission to in-person worship. See more information on our Worship page.

Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Peter’s.

We are a diverse group of Christian believers, following the Way of Jesus by many different paths.  We welcome all people and all that you are – your questions, your doubts, your ideas, your passions, your stories, and your experiences – all those things that make you the unique person God has created you to be.  We believe that God invites us to grow spiritually, transforming our lives into ever more loving relationship with one another and all of creation.

As a small parish within the Episcopal Church, we are also a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion.  Our theology, worship, and organizational structures embody aspects of Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Reformed Protestantism, which make us attractive to people from many different religious backgrounds who are seeking a spiritual community. Our worship encompasses ancient and contemporary forms of worship. We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. to learn more about our worship, fellowship, and commitment to serving Christ in our neighborhood and the world.

We also invite you on Sundays to our Celtic Eucharist worship at 5:30 p.m. Drawn from the liturgical traditions of Iona and Northumbria, our service combines meditative silence, simplicity of utterance, and faithful commitment to care for the earth. This way of prayer, of opening oneself to God’s love, forgiveness, and hope – to the fullness of God’s presence in our lives – is hundreds of years old but also speaks with immediacy to the yearning of our hearts now.

You can also join us during the week for Morning Prayer or for a contemplative Eucharist on Wednesday mornings.

Sunday Worship Schedule
10:30 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II. In-person and live-streamed.

4:30 PM – Celtic Eucharist. In-person only.

Weekday Worship Schedule
Wednesday – Contemplative Eucharist, 7:00 AM.

See more information about our services on our Worship page.

Latest News

At Saint Peter's and in our community at large

Thanksgiving Day Community Meal

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will continue its Thanksgiving tradition in a slightly different style due to Covid-19. Instead of the usual sit-down dinner in the church’s parish hall, the meal will be exclusively take-out. Come for dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Meals can be picked up at the parking lot entrance to the parish hall. Masks and social distancing required.

Liturgy to Remember Indigenous Peoples Day

This Sunday, October 10, we depart from our regular Pentecost season liturgy to remember Indigenous Peoples’ Day at both services. Special lections, hymns, and a litany for healing and restoration will be offered to remember the Wabenaki here in Dawnland and indigenous peoples throughout this country.

All Souls Evensong

Please join St. Peter’s on Tuesday, November 2, at 5:30 PM, for a service dedicated to all whose lives have been touched by suicide. In a spirit of loving witness, we gather to lament, to acknowledge our collective reluctance to reach out to those who suffer, and to share our stories. Donations this year will go to support The Landing Place, an after-school teen center in Rockland.

Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 2, 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church grounds between the church and the playground. Come give thanks for the animals in you life!

Connecting, Healing, and Writing a new story with Wabanaki REACH

The Dancing Elephant yoga studio in Rockport has invited us at St. Peter’s to join them in two sessions of Wabenaki REACH programming. The sessions will be held on Friday, October 1, and Friday, November 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM via Zoom. A link will be sent with registration.

New Sunday morning worship hours beginning September 19 — 10:30 AM

This change comes to accommodate the many (maybe even most) of our parishioners for whom 9:00 is too early. Many of us who are older take medications that require gentler, slower starts to our days, others with children would love to attend but would appreciate a later start time. Finally, it is more convenient for the staff,

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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Saturday of the Month

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Restorative Justice Project (RJP)

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Centering Prayer Group

Loaves & Fishes – 2nd Saturday of the Month

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 2nd Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 4th Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Saturday of the Month

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