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Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. A theologically progressive Christian church, St. Peter’s is a safe place to explore or deepen your faith, a joyful place to worship, and a lively place to connect with others. We believe that God created all there is and declared it to be good. We believe that all people are beloved by God and are of equal worth and dignity.

Together, we raise our voices for justice, serve our neighbors and our city, and care for our planet and all of God’s creation. We invite you to participate in our life of prayer, learning, and service.

Join us for Worship!

Sundays at 11 AM

While our church building is closed, we are holding live streamed worship services, prayer, and numerous virtual fellowship groups.

Please join us for our next worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 12 at www.facebook.com/stpetersphila. or stpetersphila.org/live.

In a speech June 11, the Rev. Dr. Mark Tyler of Mother Bethel Church, rightly called out and named the hypocrisy of St. Peter’s clergy and congregation in 1770. The hypocrisy of praying to the God who created and loves all people, while being involved in, benefiting from, promulgating, the enslavement of black people. While literally having enslaved people sitting in the congregation (though segregated into the back gallery).

The Rev. Dr. Tyler is exactly right. It is painful to acknowledge, and it is the truth. St. Peter’s benefitted from, still benefits from, white supremacy. From a system that privileges whiteness and is designed to keep it that way. There are no words that can atone for this past, that can erase this pain.  It is something we must look at unflinchingly, it is part of who we are, it is our truth.

We (St. Peter’s and the larger institution of White Christianity) must repent for this sin, our sin, of racism. And we can, we must, do all in our power to become people who practice what we proclaim; do all in our power to become an anti-racist congregation comprised of anti-racist people. We must work to dismantle the systems that privilege us.

~Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, rector of St. Peter’s Church

Morning & Evening Prayer

Join our livestream Morning Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8:30 AM and Evening Prayer Wednesdays at 5 PM

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For Children

St. Peter’s is live streaming Bible stories for children and there are many videos and resources available on our YouTube channel.

View our Children's Programs

Support St. Peter's

The church needs your support especially during this time. If you are financially able, please consider fulfilling your pledge online or making a special donation to St. Peter's Church. Thank you for your generosity!

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Other Ways to Connect

Digital Prayer Wall:  Even and especially when we are apart, we continue to pray with and for each other. Click here to share your prayer digitally or pray for others.

Heart Check Groups:  With so many of us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or even just a little stir-crazy, we are encouraging folks to join weekly check-in groups. Click here to join a Heart Check group.

Habits of Grace:  Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry invites us to join him each week to take a moment to cultivate a “habit of grace.” Click here to view his Monday meditations.

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday Evening Prayer

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