Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Sacraments

Our Episcopal tradition generally recognizes two Sacraments of the Gospel: baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Eastern and Western churches have, however, discerned a special sacramental quality in other rites that have long been experienced as sources of supernatural grace. These rites are central to the witness to the Christian life at St. Peter’s.

Baptism

Baptism (Christening) is the sacrament that welcomes a person into the fellowship of the Church, as a member of God’s family and a part of the body of Christ. This sacrament serves to regenerate the person in the image of God and the likeness of Christ. Baptisms take place on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 am service or occasionally during the 8:15am service. Under special circumstances or in emergencies baptisms will take place in the home or hospital. Parents or adults seeking baptism should contact Rev. Sandy.

Weddings

Christian Marriage is the sacrament by which two people become one flesh and commit themselves to mutual love and care for their whole lives, under God’s blessing and guidance. Please contact the Rector for more information.

Funerals

When someone we love dies, we are often beset with many powerful feelings. The funeral service seeks to minister to this delicate situation by committing the departed person into God’s hands, using the Church’s liturgy to express our own complex emotions in an atmosphere of faith, hope and love. It is advisable to contact Rev. Sandy when a person is nearing death so that the appropriate ministrations can be offered. After a person has passed away, please contact the church immediately to make arrangements for the funeral. Funeral services at St. Peter’s follow the liturgy for the Burial of the Dead from the Book of Common Prayer. If you wish to bury the ashes of the deceased in the Memorial Garden at St. Peter’s please contact the church office.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Sunday Services
8:15 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Child Care Available

2nd Sunday Each Month
5 pm Quiet Candlelight Service

4th Sunday Each Month
9:15 am Family Service

Weekly
7:30 am Monday & Wednesday
Lay Led Morning Prayer

10 am Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-272-4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
203.272.4041

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