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

Welcoming Our Neighbors for Fellowship and Fun

Our Sunday Services are both Virtual and In-Person. NO registration needed to attend in-person. When enter Church, lectern side (right) for those fully vaccinated who are not social distancing or wearing a mask. Pulpit side (left) for those not fully vaccinated or are still following safety protocols of wearing a mask and social distancing.

For Video click on FaceBook Link to Live Service – (Goes Live 10 – 15 minutes early)

This Sunday Worship
8AM Bulletin  1030AM Bulletin
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 Income” as the Fund.
Thank you for supporting our Mission and Ministries.

 St. Peter’s third annual Flags for Heroes are flying from May 26 to June 2, 2021 on the south front section of historic St. Peter’s Cemetery on N. Main Street Ext., Smyrna; across from the George C. Wright Jr. Memorial Park.

 

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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: [email protected]

Email Rector: [email protected]

Email Preschool: [email protected]