Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
Salisbury’s downtown church!
We’re glad to have you visit!
Please join us for worship on Sundays. During the Pandemic we have altered our worship services. If you are in the Salisbury area you are invited to join us for in person worship or to participate in our risk free livestream broadcast of our worship service. We consider you a Newcomer and welcome your participation in our community. We hope you will consider this your church home.
If you are not in the area but have found us through our livestream broadcasts, welcome to St. Peter's! We consider you a Friend of St. Peter's and hope you are benefitting from being part of our worship experience and hope you will consider taking advantage of our on-line activities, like Bible Study and Sunday School.
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Can you give me some basic information about St. Peter's?
Our church was built in 1887 and is a magnificent example of Italian Romanesque construction, with intricate brickwork and more than 50 stained glass windows. Our parish history however goes back more than 250 years from our founding in 1768 in downtown Salisbury. We are part of the Episcopal Church and a parish in the Diocese of Easton which covers Maryland's Eastern Shore. On Sundays our average Sunday attendance both in person and on-line averages 300 or more.
Our spiritual leader is Father David Michaud, the Rector who along with Assistant Rector the Rev. Adele Hatfield serves the parish. They lead our worship and look forward with other parishioners in greeting you when you come to worship.
St. Peter’s has an active children’s and youth program, with Sunday School for pre-K through grade 5, and St. Peter's Youth Group for middle and high school students which meets Sunday afternoons. St. Peter's Newcomer and Friend Families can participate in the on-line activities offered during the pandemic. For more information go to the Children and Youth Ministries page.
At this time we have one 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II worship service on Sunday mornings and with pandemic restrictions there is no nursery or fellowship hour at this time. Prior to the pandemic we had three Sunday services::
- 7:45amHoly Eucharist Rite I – this is typically a quiet, said service, with instrumental organ music. It tends to be our most traditional service.
- 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II – we tend to have more young families attend this service, and people who like the combination of contemporary music with guitar accompaniment along with traditional hymns sung with the organ. Nursery available for infants to 5 year olds. The St. Peter’s Contemporary Band leads music during this service
- 11:00amSung Holy Eucharist Rite II—St. Peter’s Choir leads more traditional music at this service, which includes organ music, chanting and incense, a great high church worship experience. This is the most formal of our worship services. Nursery available.
Please explore our website to see all that is going on at St. Peter’s, and all the church has to offer. Our mission is to know and to share the love of Christ.
Welcome to St. Peter’s!