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 10:00 am service or occasionally during the 8:00 am service. Under special circumstances or in emergencies baptisms will take place in the home or hospital. Parents or adults seeking baptism should contact the St. Peter’s office at office@stpeterscheshire.org.

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 St. Peter’s office at office@stpeterscheshire.org 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 the St. Peter’s 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 or 203.272.4041.

Sunday Services

8:00 am Rite I Worship in the Sanctuary

10:00 am Rite II Worship in the Sanctuary

 

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Keeping Everyone Healthy and Safe at St. Peter's
Wearing masks during worship services is optional for all. There is a designated mask-wearing quadrant in the sanctuary for those who want to continue to wear masks.
Masks are optional in all other areas of the building and campus, except the parish office where masks are required.

 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

203.272.4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org

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