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

Worship Services

Sunday, May 31, 9:00AM – Day of Pentecost
Video of Service
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Sunday, May 24, 9:00AM – Sunday after Ascension Day
Video of Service
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Sunday, May 17, 9:00AM – 6th Sunday of Easter
Video of Service
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Sunday, May 10, 9:00AM – 5th Sunday of Easter
Video of Service
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Sunday, May 3, 9:00AM – 4th Sunday of Easter
Video of Service
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Sunday, April 26, 9:00AM – 3rd Sunday of Easter
Video of Service
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Sunday, April 19, 9:00AM – 2nd Sunday of Easter
Video of Service
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Your opportunity to join a worshiping community and participate is important to us.

If we helped you know/feel the love of God, please support our mission and ministry by texting RISENCHRIST $amount (ex: RISENCHRIST $20) to 73256 to give to St. Peter’s Church. Standard text message rates do apply and your support is processed through your credit card. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

The ministry of St. Peter’s is being a place of hospitality, hope and healing in service to our loving God who unconditionally cares for us and constantly works for the well-being of all people and creation. Our ministry is made possible entirely through private support—principally from contributions of our members, donations from those to whom we minister, use of our building, and fundraising. It is only through your generosity that St. Peter’s can fully live into its priorities of being God’s love and visible presence in our world.

St. Peter’s is following the CDC guidelines for social distancing to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We are not holding public worship at this time and our events scheduled for April will be rescheduled as soon as we are able to gather in public again.

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.

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Preparing for Sunday

2020 Flags For Heroes

St. Peter’s invites you to consider sponsoring a Flag(s) for a week around Memorial Day, 2020 in Honor of a Hero — past or present — who have made a positive impact on your life or on the world.

Flags are 3 x 5 feet, will be mounted on a ten-foot pole 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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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]