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About Us

Out of concern for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday worship is being held outdoors in our beautiful courtyard following CDC guidelines for safe gathering, weather permitting, and/or virtually on Zoom.

Each Sunday the Holy Eucharist is offered at St. Peter's.  We follow the Episcopal liturgical calendar  and use the 1979 Book

of Common Prayer.  For the convenience of all in attendance, a weekly bulletin outlining the service is provided to attendees, with a generous supply of prayer books and hymnals available at each pew.  A coffee hour follows each Sunday Service with delicious donated food and warm fellowship.  All are invited.

Special services are provided during the Lenten Season, and in preparation for Christmas a congregational favorite is the Celebration of Lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas. The Blessing of the Animals in the fall is always a popular service.

St. Peter's is a small, historic parish with a huge heart.  Dedicated to community outreach, our members devote hundreds of volunteer hours outside Sunday services to maintain our building and grounds and manage/run our Thrift Shop where all proceeds benefit the local community.  We also sponsor Scout Troops, and make our facilities available to local civic organizations like the Red Cross, Ruritans, and Westmoreland Garden Club.  Individual parishioners also have their own outside philanthropic activities. 

In Matthew 22, Jesus tells us to "Love thy neighbor".  St. Peter's is located on the Northern Neck of Virginia, a geographical peninsula bounded by the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, and we are dedicated to serving our local neighbors.  However, our outreach extends far beyond those physical boundaries, for example, sending care packages to college students and deployed military members in far away places.  Some of our parish members also take mission trips to other states and countries, providing relief and support to people in need.

Our membership is comprised of everyone from area newcomers to descendants of old Virginia families.  We have an active Sunday School for young families, and an equally active retiree population.  At St. Peter's we are thrilled to welcome anyone interested in finding out more about our parish and our active service ministries.

If you are thinking about stopping by, please do!  You will be glad you did.