Advent Lessons and Carols

December 4,  2022 5-6:30

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dEC. 4, 2022 AT 5PM

The full choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, led by a guest organist and guest choirmaster, will present a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4.

You can download the bulletin HERE


Advent, a season of the liturgical year observed in most Christian denominations, is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Christ at Christmas.

St. Peter’s service, with readings from the Bible, accompanied by choral music and congregational hymns, is patterned after the first one held at King’s College in England on Christmas Eve in 1918, following the end of World War I. The lessons will be read by the church’s clergy, lay leaders and representatives from the Lewes community.

Guest organist will be Dr. Richard McPherson, professor emeritus at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he taught applied organ, harpsichord and music theory, and created a degree program in sacred music.

Michael Main, the guest choirmaster, has more than 50 years of choral directing experience. He was the founding artistic director of the Arts Chorale of Winchester, Va., and led the group for 19 seasons.

This program is part of the 2022-23 season of the St. Cecilia Music Guild.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Second and Market streets in downtown Lewes. The public is invited to attend, and a freewill offering is welcome.

For more about the guild’s presentations, go to our website.


lessons and carols

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Second and Market Streets in Lewes, invites you to join us and the Episcopal Church in Delaware for Christmas Lessons and Carols on December 18th, 2022 at 4pm. The service will be officiated by the Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown Bishop, the Episcopal Church in Delaware. The service of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus through nine short bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and the Gospels, interspersed with carols and hymns sung by the Choir School of Delaware and congregation


Visit or to connect virtually to the service. We look forward to connecting and worshiping with you.


For more information email our office or call

Click here to download the bulletin.