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St. Peter's Parish Church is an active and growing Episcopal church located in a rural setting in beautiful New Kent County, Virginia. We are approximately halfway between the Williamsburg and Jamestown historical areas and Richmond, the capital of Virginia. 

Today, as it has for three centuries, St. Peter's Parish Church joyously welcomes all those who come to seek God's blessing, to hear and receive His holy Word and Sacraments, and to participate in the ministry of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many of our services and activities to be curtailed.  At this time (July 2021) we are offering in church services only.  Those who have not yet been vaccinated are asked to wear a face mask, fitted correctly to cover your face from nose to chin.  All others may wear masks at their own descretion.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide choir performances or permit singing.

We are planning to resume other activities as additional pandemic restrictions are lifted.  Our weekly publication, the ePistle will carry announcements about the resumption of additional services and other activities.

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Sunday worship services are held at  9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m   The 9:00 a.m. service is a quiet service celebrating Holy Eucharist.  The 11 a.m. service can be Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer and under normal conditions, would be filled with the joyful sounds of music.  Our Christian Education is held at 10 a.m. and is open to all ages.  A nursery is provided for the Christian Education hour and the 11 a.m. worship service.  

During the summertime (June - August), services are held at 9:00AM and 10:15 AM.

Currently no Nursery services are provided.  We hope to resume those in the early Fall.

No Christan Education is held during the summer.  We will resume Christian Education for children in early September by meeting outdoors.

St. Peter's was established in 1679.  Construction on the present church building began in 1701 and was completed by 1703.  A parish with a rich and interesting history, we have been a church home to countless people through the years, including some as well known as George and Martha Washington, who were married in this parish in 1759.  Robert E. Lee and his family worshiped here  and helped rebuild the church after the War Between the States.  The parish has known peace and prosperity,  war and poverty,  happiness and tragedy.  Far from being merely a shrine to our past, St. Peter's is now an active and thriving parish with many activities for all ages.