Frequently Asked Questions

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What denomination is St. Peter’s?

St Peter the Fisherman is an Episcopal church.  We are Protestant and our joyous worship services are based on Episcopal traditions.  Yet even that varies depending upon which service you attend and how beachy you want to be.  For example, the beach service is the most informal service, a brief message, communion all the while looking out into the Atlantic Ocean as the sun is setting (swimsuits or shorts recommended).  Or the Sunday services tend to have more traditional format but the joy is not dampened by stuffy attire, recommend flip flops and shorts.

Episcopalians focus on agreement with other denominations rather than differences.  Thus, we welcome all who come through our door.  There are no barriers to worship and participation at St. Peter’s.


Where is St. Peter’s located?

The church is located at 4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 

Directions from SR 44 - 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.

Where are beach services held?

The beach service is held just north of Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park located at 6656 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Park anywhere along the seawall where you can find a spot. Walk toward the north end of the parking area,by the lifeguard tower.  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.

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 a.m. at the church.

May I receive communion at St. Peter's?

Yes! Everyone is welcome at the Lord’s table. 

Do you have Sunday School and/or a nursery?

Yes, we have Sunday School for elementary-aged children, 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 contactus@stpetersnet.net. If you have been confirmed and have attended another Episcopal Church, we can easily have your membership transferred.

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