Since 1842, St. Peter's has served as a sanctuary and center of
"Anglo-Catholic" spirituality.


St. Peter's is the parish church of Old Ellicott City and has grown into a diverse community seeking Christ through sacramental worship and serving the wider world. Our members represent a broad spectrum of ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds who are theologically inquisitive and seek to grow and deepen their faith. Christ has called us into an intimate, inclusive community in service to the world.

Our worship style is traditional Anglo-Catholic; however, traditional here does not mean "stuffy" or "irrelevant." During the program year (September - May) our main Sunday worship (mass) is sung with hymns and chant and regularly includes incense. This service is broadcast live on our YouTube channel. This service is followed by Christian Education/Formation..

During the summer months, we have one Sunday service with music and less formality. At all our masses, you'll find preaching which connects the Holy Scriptures to our own lives and the situations surrounding us in our world. We are committed to discipleship in following our Lord Jesus Christ and applying his teaching and example in our lives. Children and youth are always welcome and encouraged to be involved in liturgy.

We are a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland under the leadership of The Right Reverend Eugene T. Sutton. We are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion as a parish in The Episcopal Church lead by The Most. Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop.

Since 1973, St. Peter’s has been the home of St. Peter’s Preschool offering quality Christian preschool education programs for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.


Our Team

Jordan Prescott Director of Music Ministry

Jordan Prescott
Director of Music Ministry

Courtney Spencer Parish Administrator

Courtney Spencer
Parish Administrator

Barrington Sweeney  Sexton

Barrington Sweeney

Vestry and Wardens

Katherine Schnorrenberg, Junior Warden

Judi Mahaffey, Senior Warden

Class of 2020
Katie Shaw
Doug Pryor

Class of 2022
Bill Rodney
Matilda “Patti” Shaffer

Class of 2021
Nicole Busch
Hal Clay


Where we are

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

3695 Rogers Avenue
(at the corner of Rogers Ave. & Frederick Rd/Main St.)
Ellicott City, MD 21043

410-465-2273 (church)

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