Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Welcome to St. Peter’s!

You’ve come to this website looking for a place to worship God in Peekskill or the lower Hudson Valley, right? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At least we think so.

We’re Episcopalians, or as we’re called in some parts of the world, Anglicans: catholic Christians who worship God according to the tradition of the reformed Church of England, locally adapted and updated as directed by the Holy Spirit of God. (Yes, we’ve all watched Wolf Hall and we know about Henry VIII. We’ll talk about that later.)

Our community has been a thing since 1767. That’s right—before there ever was a United States of America, there was a St. Peter’s Church, meeting in a little wooden building that still stands in the middle of a cemetery just up the road from here.

The people of St. Peter’s, Tory and Patriot alike, nevertheless opened those doors to American revolutionaries and their French allies when they needed a hospital for their wounded. That’s probably why George Washington himself intervened to keep us from losing our land when the shooting was over. We’ll show you the carved initials “G.W.” in the railing upstairs. (You can decide if he slept there or not.)

And we’re still opening our doors to everybody in our “new” (1892) location, whether we agree or disagree on politics, music, or anything else. Because there’s one thing on which we do agree: Jesus is Lord. And another one: God is Love. All the rest is commentary.

We are not perfect. We fuss with each other over stupid and trivial things. For the most part, we’re over the major stuff—racism, sexism, homophobia, which Prayer Book to use—but that work is never finished anyway. We’re human beings, trying to become better human beings, with the mind and in the image of Jesus Christ, and to shed a little light in this beautiful place.

We love to eat. We love to pray. And we love to love. (Wait, wasn’t that a book?) And we’d love to have you join us this Sunday. Here’s when and where:

Service times (June 26, 2016 through September 4, 2016)

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist** (contemporary language) in the Nave*

(September through June):

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.: Rite I* said Eucharist* (traditional language) in the Lady Chapel

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.: Rite II* sung Eucharist* (contemporary language) in the Nave*

* Don’t worry, we’ll be more than happy to tell you what those terms mean. Just ask.

** On the first Sundays of July and August, we will celebrate using Rite I. On all other Sundays in July and August, we’ll use Rite II.

We are located at:

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
137 North Division St.
Peekskill, NY 10566

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPetersEpiscopalChurchPeekskillNY

Church E-mail:
worship(AT)stpeterspeekskill.org

Church Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Church Office Telephone:
914-737-6312

To learn more about our worship & service hours, please visit our worship page.

 

One Response to “Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church”

  • Earle B. ELLIS:

    To the parish “historian”;

    I am seeking some record of my confirmation which I believe was at St. Peter’s.
    Our family were longtime members of the parish from – perhaps- 1947? to 1958?.
    Father: Earle Beeman ELLIS; mother: Sadie ELLIS; brother: John C. ELLIS; sister: Gwendolyn ELLIS
    My birth date is 16 April 1944; the age of confirmation was usually about 13yrs.
    That would make my confirmation date sometime about 1957 (plus/minus a year).
    Whereas the bishop usually only made annual visits, this might be practical to research.

    Your assistance in this quest is appreciated. So far, I have recently been successful in obtaining my baptismal record
    from 1944, 4 June, at St. Barnabas in Denver, Colorado.

    Faithfully yours,
    Earle Boyd ELLIS
    Vancouver, WA
    (360) 991-8214 (mobile)
    Church of the Good Shepard – Episcopal

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