St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New Kent County, Virginia

St. Peter's Parish Church, New Kent County, Virginia











  • History of St. Peter's
  • Map of the Area
  • Our Mission
  • Our Ministries
  • Matthew's Haven
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Clopton Scholarship
  • Photographs of St. Peter's
  • St. Peter's Church Collectibles
  • Tours of St. Peter's Church
  • The Vestry
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  • Photograph by P. Kevin Morley, Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Welcome to St. Peter's Parish Church website. We hope you will join us soon for worship and fellowship. Contact the church office for information on our worship services and ministries.

    Col. George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in this Parish on January the sixth in 1759. 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.

    Calendar of Services and Events:
    September 13; Two service schedule resumes at 9 and 11 with children's Christian Education at 10.
    September 20; Restoration Sunday, one service at 11 am, followed by a potluck lunch for all. Dedication of Meditation Garden at 1 p.m.
    September 21; Vestry, 7 pm.
    September 26; Altar Guild meeting at 9 a.m.
    September 27; Adult Christian Education resumes
    October 4; Youth choir practice at 9:45 a.m., Inquirers' class at 10 a.m., Blessing of the Animals at 5 p.m.
    October 17; Oyster Roast, Fish Feast & Shrimp Bonanza 4pm - 6pm Whitehouse Landing. Tickets are $35 and are available.
    October 18; Fall hayride at Whitehouse Landing, 3 p.m.
    October 19; Vestry, 7 p.m.
    November 16; Vestry, 7 pm
    November 22; One service at 11 a.m. followed by our annual Harvest Feast meal, Bishop's Visitation, No Christian Education.
    November 22; Vestry nominations Open
    November 25; Community Thanksgiving Service - location to be announced
    November 26; Thanksgiving Day, HEII at 10 a.m.
    November 26 - 27; Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday
    November 29; Advent I

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

    Our Summer schedule begins on June 14. We will have one service at 10 am. Nursery is provided. We'll enjoy lemonade under the church tower after the service. Please join us for our summer services. We welcome all those traveling through our area.

    In the fall we'll resume our 2 service schedule.
    Sunday worship services are held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 9 a.m. service is a quiet service celebrating Holy Eucharist. The 11 a.m. service alternates between Holy Eucharist and Morning Prayer and is 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. We have a coffee hour every 2nd Sunday where we linger to chat and visit.

    Our Rector is the Very Rev'd Dr. S. Paul Rowles.

    Tours of the church must be arranged in advance. We are not staffed to provide tours unless scheduled in advance. For further information contact the church office. How to find us driving directions.

    St. Peter's Parish 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 worshipped 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. Please browse through the links on the left of this page for more information about St. Peter's Parish Church and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.




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