Music is an important part of our worship and fellowship at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
St. Peter’s Choir sings at the Sunday 11:00am Holy Eucharist Service and at special services, like Advent Lessons and Carols, the late Christmas Eve Service, and Maundy Thursday service.
The choir always welcomes new members. Rehearsals are at 7pm Thursday evenings in the Choir Room, in the basement of the Parish House.
The work of the choir brings some fine choral music to our worship and the congregation warmly receives its ministry. Often the choir sings an inspiring anthem in addition to other service music and hymns.
We also have soloists perform at various services and special occasions.
Please contact Choir Director Daniel Cherrix for more information.
Grace Notes Bell Choir
Grace Notes Bells is St. Peter’s Handbell Choir. They perform at various services and concerts throughout the year.
Handbells have become a more regular feature in St. Peter’s worship with an intent to greatly support congregational involvement.
Grace Notes Bells rehearse Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 PM in the Hand Bell Choir Room, 2nd Floor of the Parish House. It’s fun to be with this companionable group. Won’t you consider serving at St. Peter’s in this way?
If you are interested in joining contact Hand Bell Choir Director Megan Fenoglietto.
St. Peter’s Anglican Organ , installed January 2018, completed August 2018 by the Walker Technical Company, Zionsville, Pennsylvania. Pipe samples are from organs built by the Ernest M. Skinner and Aeolian Skinner Organ Companies, Boston, Massachusetts; Holtkamp Organ Company, Cleveland, Ohio; and, J.W. Walker and Sons, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. This organ is a modern, American interpretation of the English, Anglican Organ, designed essentially as (1) an accompanying organ, while (2) rendering ceremonial music and repertoire thrillingly. The style was chosen because it (1) Musically fits the worship life of St. Peter’s, (2) It is indicative of the period/architecture of the building, and (3) The brick and mortar of the room are acoustically receptive to the warmth of this style.
The instrument is 61 ranks, over five divisions (Great, Swell, Pedal, Ethereal, Solo), speaking from the east wall into the nave, boasting a Tuba Imperial and Trumpet Heroique. It plays six 32’ and fourteen 16’ stops, 32 ranks of 8’ pitched stops, 15 solo reeds, and seven ranks of strings. It was commissioned by the Vestry in May 2017, to celebrate St. Peter’s 250th Anniversary Year, 2018. Walker Technical: Bob Walker, President. Consultants: Monte Maxwell, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; T.J. Thomas, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewis, Delaware; and, John Walker, FAGO, Baltimore, Maryland.
All are welcome to join our congregation for worship at all of our services
September thru May
7:45 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist, Rite I)
9:00 am Contemporary Worship (w/ Music) with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist, Rite II)
11:00 am Traditional Worship– Sung Rite II Service with Holy Communion — with music by St. Peter’s Choir and organ.
Sunday Summer Schedule
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II w/ music
Monday 9:30 am Prayer I
Tuesday 5:30 pm Prayer II
Wednesday 12:00 pm Eucharist with Healing Service
Thursday 5:30pm Prayer I
Friday 5:30pm Prayer I
Saturday 8:30am Prayer II