"St. Peter's is an open and affirming church, welcoming all of God's people."

We welcome you to our worship



8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
(High Altar; Said)
10:00 AM Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist, (Nave Altar)

Healing Service follows each Sunday Eucharist
A “kids corner” and nursery are available


Evening Prayer 5 – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Prayer 5:30 – 6:30 pm


10 am Holy Eucharist(Lady Chapel)


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News & Events

July 1, Sunday

Fr. Bob Miner will be with us celebrating the Eucharist with us and John Terauds will join us as a guest preacher! Welcome home John!



Fr. Justin, Bishop Tom and the children at  the Palm Sunday service



Free lunch distribution program
We’re doing this again…providing a grassy front yard for the neighborhood children to pick up and eat their free lunches from The Abbey Group.  We need volunteers to oversee this distribution. The program will run from July 9 through August 3, from 11:15 (to set up) to 12:30, plus a few minutes for clean up. Please see Nancy Bower to sign up (447-0119), or find her at coffee hour.

Rock Point Camp

Flyers are available on the table in the hallway or go to https://www.rockpointvt.org/camp

Coffee Hour- We could use some extra help for coffee hour following the 8 am service.

Birthday cake (or cupcakes or??) bakers are needed for first Sunday of the month celebrations after the 8 am service.  If you would like to be put on the birthday list, please add your name to the birthday box in the office.

Volunteer Opportunities– We are truly blessed to have such a beautiful church. To maintain its beauty, we are looking for volunteers to help with various projects (large and small) within the church and grounds. From painting, to weeding, dusting or window repair -your help is always appreciated. A list of projects is forthcoming. We are grateful for any help that you can offer.

The Building Fund Campaign Sap Bucket is ready for your donation!

Thank you to all who have already given as well as to those who have given the full amount for the year already. We humbly thank you and appreciate your dedication. We ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of this parish wide Building Fundraiser Challenge if you are not already doing so. If you have any questions, please see Bill Hardy at church on Sundays or call him at home at 802-442-4075.

Emily Kennedy and Collins Sennett are going to update the Parish Directory.  If anyone has ideas or wants to help with calls to verify information, please contact: Collins 442 5278 or Emily 442 5300

Monthly birthdays will again be celebrated on the  on the first Sunday of the month starting April 1st, Easter Sunday.  Anyone who hasn’t signed up for these birthdays, please put your birthday and name on a card in the office.  There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board, please sign up to bake for these Sundays. Blessings, Nancy Sanford.

The date for the 2018 Diocesan Convention has been changed to October 26 and 27 due to difficulties in finding a venue for the November dates. The Reverend Stephanie Spellers, is still able to be with us. The Hilton Hotel in Burlington will be the main venue.

Rector’s Office Hours ( Wednesday 2 to 5 pm) is a time when Fr. Justin is available without prior appointment. He may be called away in emergency situations and then office hours may be canceled. If possible please call to make an appointment.

The Bless Bennington project: The meditation group at the Unitarian Church is encouraging people in Bennington to take one minute each morning or evening at 9 (or any time it occurs to you) to extend feelings of gratitude, love and blessing to the town of Bennington.

Please use the compost bucket in the kitchen. All food scraps should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Sunday School: Bring the children and have a great time with stories, crafts, lunch and more. Call Mary Gerisch at 379-6311 for more information.

The Freezer is Hungry
The freezer can always use more items. When you are making soup, stew, chili, etc., put one extra serving in a container, mark it with the date and put it in the freezer in the hall by the Parish Office. Remember that we try to rotate the food every six months, so it is important to mark the date. Other ideas are a package of hot dogs or hamburger patties and buns bundled together. Thank you to all who put food in the freezer.

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

If you are Hospitalized
Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

Send your announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to promptly have your information on this web site.

Go to the Diocesan Events Calendar for state-wide events.

click here for the Mountain e-News , the Diocesan newsletter or you can find printed copies on the little table outside the rector’s office.

ENS is the source for News about the National Church

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The Reverend Justin Lanier

Father Justin

Fr. Justin began his contemplative formation in St. Benedict’s Trappist Monastery in Colorado studying under the direction of Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. He holds a Masters of Divinity, from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (the Episcopal Seminary of the West), Berkeley, California and did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware studying Philosophy and minoring in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies with a Language (Japanese). During his formation he also entered monastic training at Tofukuji Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monastery under Keido Fukushima Roshi in Kyoto, Japan for what he sometimes calls “contemplative cross-training”.

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