ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Thank You to All First Responders and Healthcare Workers! You Rock!

ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A Faith Community Offering Hospitality, Hope, and Healing

Welcoming and Celebrating the Children in our Preschool

ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A Faith Community Offering Hospitality, Hope, and Healing

Helping Animals who Give us Joy

P/T Parish Administrator position available. Click HERE for details.

Thanks for visiting us virtually. We look forward to meeting you personally.
We have an in-duct air purifier  to improve air quality and safety.

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Sunday Worship
Bulletin 3/26/2023
8AM Service Book
10:30 Service Book

Recorded Videos viewable on Facebook

 Your opportunity to join a worshiping community and participate is important to us.

To make a one-time gift, click on the above link and select “Plate Offering” as the Fund.
Thank you for supporting our Mission and Ministries.

Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday
8AM – Communion – Starts with Parade from Parish Hall
10:30AM – Communion – Starts with Parade from Side Yard
Holy Wednesday
10AM – Healing Service with Anointing with Oil & Communion
Maundy Thursday 
6PM – Simple Agape Meal
7PM – Service w/Foot Washing, Communion, Stripping Altar
8:30PM to Friday 9AM – Vigil Watch at Altar of Repose
Good Friday    
12PM – Ecumenical Good Friday Service at St. Peter’s
7PM – Good Friday Service
Easter Day   
8AM – Communion Spoken Traditional Language
10:30AM – Communion w/Music & Choir followed by Easter Egg Hunt

View this Week’s Readings by clicking on image below.

Preparing for Sunday

If you are in need of help during this Pandemic the first link is a list of local resources and the second link gives unemployment resources.

Our History

It’s possible Anglican services were held as early as 1706 in our area. The initial records for St. Peter’s were contained in the parish records of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover, which were destroyed in a fire in the early nineteenth-century. We do know in 1740 Mr. Thomas Green donated one acre of land in Duck Creek for a church and graveyard. A small wooden chapel was  completed in 1744. The chapel needed to be replaced with a larger brick church 20 years later. At the time, we were sharing the Rev. Charles Inglis with Christ Church, Dover and he named the new brick church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in 1764.

Our Historic Cemetery


On May 17, 1740, one acre of land, located between Green’s Branch and the Duck Creek Crossroads, was donated by Mr. Thomas Green for the purpose of a church and graveyard. The original wooden chapel finished in 1744 as well as the larger brick church built in 1764 were located on this site. When the Vestry decided to move the church building closer to the center of town in 1827, the brick church was razed. This property was then used solely as a cemetery.  Initially, the main road was called King’s Highway and today, this road is an extension of North Main Street.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

22 North Union Street
Smyrna, DE  19977

Contact

Phone: 302-653-9691

Email Office: StPeters.smyrna@verizon.net

Email Rector: SmyrnaRector@gmail.com

Email Preschool: stpeterspreschool@aol.com