What denomination is St. Peter’s?
St. Peter the Fisherman is an Episcopal Church. We are part of the American branch of the Anglican Communion. We are Protestant, with a strong Catholic tradition. Since the Anglican Church split from Rome during the reign of Henry VIII in 1534 it has sought a “via media” (middle way) and emphasizes agreement with other denominations rather than differences. There are three basic sources of our beliefs:
Where is St. Peter’s located?
The church is located at 4220 Saxon Drive. Drive over the South Causeway bridge on SR-44 then turn right onto Saxon Drive (CVS is on the corner). Come down 2.44 miles and the church is on the right hand side of the road. For your convenience, an additional parking lot is across the street if needed.
What time are services at St. Peter’s?
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church and 6:00 p.m. on Bethune Beach (5:00 p.m. in the Winter). Wednesdays there is a service with Holy Eucharist at 10:00 p.m. at the church.
Where are beach services held?
The beach service is held on Bethune Beach. To get to the service, drive down Atlantic Avenue heading toward the National Seashore. Mary McLeod Bethune Beach is located at 6656 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Park anywhere you can find a spot. Walk down to the main entrance of the beach and you will see the gathering. You may want to bring a chair or something to sit on.
May I receive communion at St. Peter's?
Communion in the Episcopal Church is open. Any committed, baptized Christian desiring to join the “communion of Saints” in celebrating our Lord’s Last Supper is welcome to participate.
Do you have Sunday School and/or a nursery?
Yes, we have Sunday School for elementary-aged children and it is held in our Parish House. The Nursery in the Sanctuary welcomes children under the age of 5.
What do I wear?
What you wear doesn’t matter. We are a “beach church” and we want you to be comfortable. Most dress casually.
Can I have my wedding at St. Peter’s?
If you are a member or actively involved at St. Peter’s we would love for you to have your wedding in the church, if the schedule permits.
How can I become a member of St. Peter’s?
Please contact the church office if you would like to become a member at (386) 428-7383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have been confirmed and have attended another Episcopal Church, we can easily have your membership transferred.