Since 1842, St. Peter's has served as a sanctuary and center of
"Prayer Book 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 "Prayer Book Catholic" (Anglo-Catholic); however, traditional here does not mean "stuffy" or "irrelevant." During the program year (September - May) our main Sunday worship (mass) is at 9:15 am. It 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 for all ages at 10:30 am. Our later service at 11:30 am is a spoken mass without incense (this service is not broadcast on YouTube).
During the summer months, we worship at 9 am 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.
Our Priest-In-Charge is The Reverend Anjel Scarborough and 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.
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