Get Involved – Parish Based
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
ECW includes all women of St. Peter’s church. We have a weekly coffee klatch on Tuesday mornings at 10 am at Dunkin Donuts in the Big Y shopping center. We also hold quarterly business meetings. Our two yearly fundraisers, the Spring Rummage Sale in May and Soup & Santa in December, raise money to support ministries in our parish and the broader community. We also give scholarships to our youth for camps and help with expenses for special youth trips.
Cemetery, Grounds and Gardens
Our energetic and dedicated volunteer team helps care for our historic grounds. St. Peter’s Cemetery was founded in 1767 – almost 250 years ago. It is the peaceful resting place for many generations of St. Peter’s families. The cemetery includes both the traditional burial ground, and the beautiful Memorial Garden for the interment of ashes. Adjacent to the cemetery is our healing prayer garden, a place set aside for quiet prayer and meditation.
We support members of our faith community, and their extended families and friends, in times of illness, loss, or any kind of difficulty.
We have the privilege of creating informative and welcoming materials for visitors to our church. Each Sunday, we greet our fellow parishioners and those who may be new. We answer any questions and help them feel welcomed and comfortable. We also ensure that all members have name tags so they can be greeted by name.
Our mission is to provide food, refreshment, hospitality and fellowship for our parishioners and guests at receptions after baptisms, musical events, special meetings and funerals. We are the hands of God’s boundless love. Join us if you enjoy:
- making people feel welcome to the church
- serving food and drink
- being a host/hostess
Our team plans and hosts our “coffee and” after each Sunday service – from about 9 to 11 am. This social time is often the first chance newcomers have to meet parishioners and gives everyone an opportunity to catch up and socialize.
We make quilts in thanksgiving for members of the parish and for those in need of prayers. We also present quilts to baptismal families and individuals. The Quilters have had another successful year – presenting quilts to twenty people and seven to baptismal
candidates. This year is this ministry’s twentieth-first year.
Please consider joining us on Thursday mornings in the St. Peter’s parish hall. You can attend the service at 10 am and then join us to work on projects. Long-term commitment is not necessary – come once, come often. Sewing ability is not required. Please stop by. For more information.
Donations of money, fabric store cards or fabric are appreciated. We thank the ECW and several other parishioners for donations this past year. The printed fabric is cotton or cotton/poly, 72 inches long and 42 inches wide. For children we make a quilt 45 – 54 inches long
and 42 inches wide. The backing fleece is of a coordinating color, usually 54 inches wide. We often find our fabrics at JoAnn Fabrics.
4 pm Family Worship Outdoors
9:30 am Spiritual Communion Outdoors
9:45 am Children's Worship Via Zoom
10:15 am Godly Play (ages 3 –K) Via Zoom
11 am Spiritual Communion Via Zoom
7 am Monday Through Friday Morning Prayer - Via Zoom
St. Peter's during COVID-19
In response to an increase in COVID infections in Cheshire, St. Peter’s will hold in-person worship services outside, following all State of CT guidelines. We continue to offer worship via Zoom.