special ministries

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Saint Peter's Church is an active, caring and open Christian community committed to our Lord Jesus Christ and the proclamation of the Gospel to the surrounding community and the world.  As a faithful and Christ-centered community, there is a wealth of opportunities offered for ministry, worship, fellowship and outreach. It is for the use of members, friends and visitors who desire to become actively involved in the life of  Saint Peter's Parish.

It is our express hope and prayer that this list will assist you in discerning what your role could be in this church as you live out your faith in the lively and gracious presence of God.  

Please feel free to contact the church office for more information call or contact us through our EMAIL


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"Jesus said therefore, ‘What is the kingdom of God like?

And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed

which a man took and sowed in his garden;

and it grew and became a tree,

and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.’”

                                                                                            —Luke 13:18-19

St. Peter’s continues to be a dynamic and growing community of faith providing a sanctuary in the heart of Lewes, open and welcoming to all. So far in 2016 we already have 24 new households worshiping with us. Our church can be likened to the trees in the parable of the mustard seed, providing a place for birds, our ministries, to grow. Birds supported in our trees include, among others, pastoral services, outreach, worship, music, Christian formation and parish life. Our ministries provide wonderful and needed services to parishioners, those seeking to learn about the Lord, and those in need throughout the Cape region. All of the property, administration and ministries done by St. Peter’s of course require financial and volunteer support. Please take some time to consider what St. Peter’s means to you personally and the greater community. Then determine what you can do to support the church.

Pledging.  Pledging is the primary way to financially support St. Peter’s. A Pledge is your estimate of what you expect to give to the church during the next year. It isn’t a binding commitment and can be modified at any time. It can be given weekly, monthly, or annually. Your pledge goes to support all aspects of the church. By pledging, you’re providing the Vestry with the information it needs to generate a realistic budget and to plan for next year’s activities.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the office.

financial Advisory committee

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The Financial Advisory committee (FAC) is directly responsible to the Vestry and will provide financial advice and information pertaining to the investment and management of all church funds. 

Information and advice will be provided to the Vestry to:
        (1) purchase and sell securities and other investments
        (2) facilitate budget formulation and execution and
        (3) conduct special analytical financial related studies and reports as may be requested or deemed appropriate. 

Members are nominated by the Rector and confirmed by the Vestry.  The Rector, Treasurer and Parish Administrator are all ex-officio, non-voting members.  Meetings are held every other month and reports made to the Vestry quarterly.

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  • Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministers are the "After People."  They are ready to come alongside you--or your friends, neighbors, coworkers or relatives--and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.

    Saint Peter's first Stephen Ministry was created when our Stephen Leaders were trained in August 2013, a week-long intensive training in Pittsburgh PA. They were commissioned on September 15th at our Sunday service. In addition to our six newly commissioned leaders, we also have two previously-trained leaders in our parish who are part of our new ministry. 

  • Stephen Ministers are members of our parish who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time. They have received special training to provide confidential one-to-one support. Your Stephen Minister will meet with you faithfully for as long as there’s a need.

  • Be part of our dedicated team of Stephen Ministers who are involved with helping others along the path of uncertainty.

    The work is gratifying and enriching with a strong bond of trust and friendship developing as you journey through the training. 

    We would like to especially invite gentlemen to give serious consideration due to our need to have male Stephen Ministers to work with male care receivers.

  • If you’re facing a challenge you find difficult to manage on your own, or if you find yourself wearing out your friends and family with your problems, a Stephen Minister might be right for you. Stephen Ministers are specially equipped to walk with you through problems large and small.  

  • Caregivers tell their stories: click here

          "Stephen Ministers Speak" - Click to read what our Stephen Ministers say their ministry means to them.

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     "Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

                                                                                                                                 - Galatians 6:2

  • Karen Allen   EMAIL             

    Elinor Boyce EMAIL

  • If you’re facing a challenge you find difficult to manage on your own, or if you find yourself wearing out your friends and family with your problems, a Stephen Minister might be right for you. Stephen Ministers are specially equipped to walk with you through problems large and small. 

    To maintain confidentiality please make all  referrals to The Rev. J. Carlyle Gill.

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  • What is stephen ministry?

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  • Summer spirituality Series

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St. Peter's Green Team

Who We Are & What We Do:

We are a Ministry of St Peter’s, a concerned group of Church members who strive through example and education to promote environmentally sound practices in Church, home, and public life.

 Our next Green Team meeting is in the parish hall at 2:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.  


Prayer Shawl Ministry

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Prayer Shawl Ministry is a ministry in many ways. People, young and old, gather to knit or crochet while offering prayers for their work, each other and for recipients of the shawls; in this way they are forming a small group in the community of faith.  

The shawls go out to those who are in need of healing, to celebrate special events in their lives and to console the grieving. When the recipient wears the shawl, the love, prayers and good wishes of the group are wrapped around him or her. 

We think of this ministry as an example of our labyrinth here at St Peters: 

it is intricate, it is visible, it can be used in many ways, it carries different benefits for different people and the center brings us to a point where we can meet God and each other.  More