WELCOME TO SAINT PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

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

8:00 AM – Celtic Eucharist. In-person only.

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

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

Phishing Attacks

There has been a significant uptick in bogus requests for money or for help with purchasing gift cards or desperate requests for “a favor” in the name of the Rector. Neither Lael nor any member of the St. Peter’s administrative staff will ask you for money for their personal use or “emergency help” via email. These are scams (and often bear similar but never accurate addresses from the church).

Advent Resources

Advent, the season of watching, waiting, and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ nativity, begins on Sunday, November 27. Here are just a couple of examples of the devotional activities, events and resources available online.

Advent and Christmas Services and Activities at St. Peter’s

Join us to celebrate this special season of the church year.

2022 Advent Calendar

Thomas Mousin and Merry Watters have announced the release of their Advent devotional calendar for this year. You can download it by going to their website and clicking on the link just below the image of the calendar on the front page.

Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner

November 24, 12:30 to 2:00 PM. This year we return to a sit-down meal in the church parish hall. The free turkey dinner will still have all the traditional dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, cranberry sauce, peas & carrots, and lots of pies. Gluten free and vegan items will also be available.

Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, October 1

St. Peter’s and Nativity Lutheran invite you to bring your pet(s) for a blessing on Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 AM at Nativity Lutheran. They are located at 179 Old County Road in Rockport.

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11 White Street | Rockland, Maine 04841 | 207-594-8191