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About Us

 

St. Peter's Parish Church is an active and growing Episcopal church located in a rural setting in beautiful New Kent County, Virginia. We are approximately halfway between the Williamsburg and Jamestown historical areas and Richmond, the capital of Virginia. 

Today, as it has for three centuries, St. Peter's Parish Church joyously welcomes all those who come to seek God's blessing, to hear and receive His holy Word and Sacraments, and to participate in the ministry of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Sunday worship services are held at  9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m   The 9:00 a.m. service is a quiet service celebrating Holy Eucharist.  The 11 a.m. service can be Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer and is filled with the joyful sounds of music.  Our Christian Education is held at 10 a.m. and is open to all ages.  A nursery is provided for the Christian Education hour and the 11 a.m. worship service.  We have coffee hour every  2nd Sunday after each service. 

Our summer worship schedule begins in early June with one service at 10 a.m.  No Christan Education is held during the summer.

St. Peter's was established in 1679.  Construction on the present church building began in 1701 and was completed by 1703.  A parish with a rich and interesting history, we have been a church home to countless people through the years, including some as well known as George and Martha Washington, who were married in this parish in 1759.  Robert E. Lee and his family worshiped here  and helped rebuild the church after the War Between the States.  The parish has known peace and prosperity,  war and poverty,  happiness and tragedy.  Far from being merely a shrine to our past, St. Peter's is now an active and thriving parish with many activities for all ages.