Please join us! St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley is a place to gather in community for fun and socializing, and to help serve others. Throughout the year, we host a number of events that knit our parish closer together and also provide opportunities for people from outside the parish to join us. Additional information may be listed on our calendar.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the following events:

Community Book Swap – April 16 and 23 before and after services

You can drop off books in our worship buildings or Parish House prior to the swap. Children’s and adult books ( not academic) will be available to take home. This event is part of Earth Week which includes an Adult Forum on climate, an information display and Book Club Discussion. The book swap will be set-up in both churches on April 16, but only in the Historic Church on the April 23. Anyone in our community is encouraged to stop by and take or leave a book.

Evensong – April 2 at 4:00 p.m., Bank Barn Church

What better way to slow down and reflect on Holy Week, than to join us for this evening of music from the St. Peter’s Choir.

Soup Supper Wednesdays during Lent – March 1 – March 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Soup suppers will take place in the Historic Church from 6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning with soup and fellowship, with a discussion to commence at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will center around Dr. Amy-Jill Levine’s 2021 book Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday. Each week, we will read a chapter and watch a short video with Dr. Levine expanding on her writing, and then share our own responses and ideas.

Popcorn Theology – Mondays during Lent from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This Lenten season our Popcorn Theology series will focus on films that explore social isolation and loneliness. Given our recent experience with COVID-19, many of us are familiar with quarantining, isolating, and sheltering in place. As humans created in God’s divine image, each of us is called to live in community as social beings. This film series explores various forms of isolation and loneliness and how these conditions impact the characters portrayed in the films. Join us on Monday evenings during Lent from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to discuss the moral, ethical, spiritual, and cinematic aspects and themes of each film. The films may be found on various streaming platforms or on DVD. A Zoom link will be emailed to the parish mailing list the Sunday before each meeting. Those not on the mailing list may contact Mark Nestlehutt at or Steve Ockenden at

March 20 – Her (2013)
March 27 – Room (2015)

Recurring Offerings

Book Club

Our book club will explore both fiction and non-fiction books with a range of themes, including the environment, social justice, immigration, family, history and more. The next book for the April 17 Zoom discussion is The Overstory by Richard Powers. This award-winning novel spans decades across our continent to help us see the world in a new way. It intertwines unique tales and views to better connect us to our environment. The Zoom link will be provided in Keynotes, or you may contact Brenda Grove. Please join us and invite a friend. Read more about the details of the club and future readings.

Needlework Ministry

First Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Historic Church. Needlework is followed by a light lunch. Occasionally, we meet in the Bank Barn.  Contact or, the church calendar or view Facebook to learn more.

American Red Cross Blood Drives

St. Peter’s is a host site to American Red Cross blood drives. The remaining dates for 2023 include May 24 (2:00-7:00 p.m.), September 13, and November 5. To sign-up, please visit

Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study

Morning prayer and Bible study normally take place from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. by Zoom. The morning begins with the Office of Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, followed by an informal conversation on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. All are welcome. For more information or to participate, please contact Deacon Jeff (

Atwater Walks (will resume in May)

Join Rev. Abigail for a 45-60 minute walk through the neighborhood adjacent to St. Peter’s each Monday at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. Please contact The Rev. Abigail Crozier Nestlehutt if you wish to attend.