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 This Sunday:

August 9, 9:00AM – Pentecost 10 (Pr. 14)
Video of Service, Bulletin

Previous Four Sunday Recordings:

August 02, 9:00AM – Pentecost 9 (Pr. 13)
Video of Service, Bulletin

July 26, 9:00AM – Pentecost 8 (Pr. 12)
Video of Service, Bulletin

July 19, 9:00AM – Pentecost 7 (Pr. 11)
Video of Service, Bulletin

July 12, 9:00AM – Pentecost 6 (Pr. 10)
Video of Service, Bulletin

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

Thank you to all the Sponsors of our 2020 Flags for Heroes Fundraiser. Our flags flew July 1 – July 7. Special thanks to the Town of Smyrna for lighting up the flags at night! Please click link above to read the Honorees and their Sponsors.

To support our mission and ministry, please click HERE to give online or text RISENCHRIST $amount (ex: RISENCHRIST $20) to 73256 to give by phone.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

St. Peter’s is following the CDC guidelines for wearing masks, social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. 
Reservations are needed to attend our service on Sunday due to our limited seating. Please use the LINK provided at the top for services this 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.

View this Week’s Readings by clicking on image below. We are using Track 2 (second OT reading).

Preparing for Sunday

 2020 Flags For Heroes

St. Peter’s flew our flags–67 of which were sponsored in the name of a hero–from July 1 to July 7, 2020. To read the names of the Honorees and Sponsors click HERE.

The Flags are 3 x 5 feet and are 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.

Click Here to Learn More

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]