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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
11 White Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-8191
Hours: Services held on Sundays at 8:00 and 10:30 AM (10:00 AM in Summer)
Email: stpeters@stpetersrockland.org

Welcome to St. Peter’s
Seeking to serve God’s mission of restoring all people to unity with the Creator.
The doors open wide: In the name of Jesus Christ,

St. Peter’s has been a presence in Midcoast Maine for over 150 years. In that time it has evolved from a bastion of traditional Anglo-Catholic Episcopalianism into a proudly inclusive Episcopal parish.
In 2000 the members of St. Peter’s undertook a serious study of who we were and what we saw as our ministry. (See comprehensive long-range planning report at stpetersrockland.org.) The decision to continue investing our energies at our historic downtown location says much about who we are and how we see ourselves: a spiritual community with a sense of service to the people around us. All of these activities occur in our recently expanded and upgraded spaces. A commercial kitchen was created to address the need for a serious outreach feeding ministry. The parish hall, with its labyrinth-patterned floor is a versatile meeting and activity space. Our new carpeted parlor is a welcoming venue for forums and study groups, and it serves as a nursery during church services. New offices, a vestry room and quiet library area are the new heart of activities that keep us vital.

St. Peter’s is surrounded by the Rockland Recreation Center and public playground, the Rockland Public Library, the Knox Center for Long Term Care, and the Knox County Courthouse; and all this is one block away from Main Street and the Rockland Harbor.

Over the exit from the nave is a banner parishioners see as they go in peace to love and serve the Lord. It says welcome to the mission field.

We believe that worship is the center of life at St. Peter’s. We know this is what makes everything
else we try to do happen. We pray well together and our services have a casual dignity in an environment of safety and warmth. Our care for each other and our community starts with loving God and our neighbors. We need to hear the Good News constantly and in ways that give us energy for our work in the world.
We have two Sunday morning services. The 8:00 service uses Rite I and is music free. The 10:30 (10:00 in the summer) service generally uses Rite II and has a variety of music provided by our organist and our guitarist-composer-choir director. A small but dedicated choir leads the congregational singing and performs quality music. Over the years we have enjoyed music written specifically for our services and a joyous combination of instrumentation and chants, sung psalms, and spirituals. Liturgies and music can change widely with the church calendar. We are open to Eucharistic settings of other Christian communities. Our 7:00 Wednesday morning Eucharist combines Taizé chants with liturgies developed by the Iona community. We love our festival seasons and go all out for Christmas and Easter, but we also enjoy the quiet seasons and the richness they offer.

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Holy Week and Easter Services at St. Peter’s Episcopal ...

Worship Services at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland have been announced by the Rev. John Van Siclen, St. Peter’s transitional priest-in-charge. St. Peter’s is the little red church with the open door in downtown Rockland by the Public Library. All are welcome. Maundy Thursday – April ...
Holy Week and Easter Services at St. Peter’s Episcopal ...

Worship Services at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland have been announced by the Rev. John Van Siclen, St. Peter’s transitional priest-in-charge. St. Peter’s is the little red church with the open door in downtown Rockland by the Public Library. All are welcome. Palm Sunday – April ...
“Share the Love” Community Auction a Great Success

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland is so happy to announce the results of the 3rd annual “Share the Love” Community Auction held in early February. Through the warmth and generosity of our community and supporters, just over $15,000.00 was raised. We have been blessed with a community of ...
St. Peter’s Hosts Annual Pancake Luncheon March 4th

The annual tradition of a Pancake Luncheon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will continue on Tuesday, March 4th with two serving times at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm. The women of the parish will prepare and serve pancakes with maple syrup, sausage, sherbet & cookies, and coffee and tea. St. Peter's is ...
Third Annual “Share the Love” Community Auction at St. ...

On Saturday, February 8th, at 5 pm, members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church open the doors of the parish hall for a huge community auction to benefit area individuals and families in immediate need of food, heat and health assistance. Well over $15,000 worth of goods and services have been ...