Rite 13:  A Program for Youth
Grades 7 and 8 

Rite 13 is designed for youth approximately 12 to 14 years of ages.  It is a 2 year program and focuses on building a strong sense of community within the group through interactive classroom activities, discussions, outreach and more.  We explore individual and community faith in an age-appropriate way.   Traditionally the program begins with an overnight “lock-in” at St. Peter’s and ends with a retreat to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.


Journey to Adulthood (J2A)

Grades 9 and 10 

The 2-year J2A program builds on the Rite 13 experience, strengthening community as it offers youth the opportunity to explore their faith more deeply. Beginning in the fall of 2016, we will initiate the Confirm not Conform program to give our youth a safe place to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, ask questions, express doubts and discover what they truly believe. The program begins with a weekend retreat in September, includes engaging and thought-provoking sessions, at least 4 field trips, and a community service project, among other activities. This program also involves our entire parish community, as we engage adult mentors for each youth, involve the vestry in approving the community service project, and ask youth to actively plan and participate in worship services and ministries.


Young Adults in Church (YAC)
Grades 11 through12

Our Young Adults in Church (YAC) program continues our youth’s engagement with the parish community as they mentor the younger youth, plan outreach activities in the community, and participate in parish ministries.  One member of this group serves on the vestry.

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

7:30 am Monday & Wednesday
Lay Led Morning Prayer

10 am Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

CT Transit Bus J

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

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