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.

A note about volunteering

If you find that you have a few extra hours a month, there are a number of ways to give back by serving those in need or the church. It can also be a fulfilling way to connect with people, whether it is with other volunteers or those in the community who are being impacted. View the opportunities for giving back on our volunteering page.

We welcome and encourage the community to attend the following events and activities:

Lenten Prayer Offerings

Details about multiple weekly opportunities for compline and centering prayer are provided under additional services.

Compline (night prayer) – Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., Historic Church

Join us for compline by candlelight with Taize music, anthem and chanted prayers in this beautiful, end-of-day liturgy of the Church. Leaflet

Lenten Soup Suppers – Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Historic Church (begins February 21)

Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for five weeks, starting on February 21, to discuss with members of St. Francis in the Fields (in Malvern) Just War doctrine – the test traditionally applied by the Episcopal Church and other denominations to determine whether the use of force is ever justified and, if so, the limitations which must be observed in the conduct of military operations. These dinners will be held at each church on alternate weeks – St. Francis which will host 2/21, 3/6, 3/20 and St. Peter’s will host 2/28 and 3/13. The night will begin with a simple supper during the first half hour. Sign-up sheets to make soup and bring bread will be available in each church.

Popcorn Theology – special series during Lent

Will meet on all five Mondays during Lent from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to discuss the theme of “music and the search for perfection.” To participate, rent or stream each of the following films on your own time (2/19: Rocketman (2019); 2/26: A Star is Born (2018); 3/4: Begin Again (2013); 3/11: Whiplash (2014); 3/18: Tár (2022). Then as a group we will meet on Zoom to discuss the films’ themes and symbolism, as they relate to moral, ethical, and spiritual aspects. Contact parishadministrator@stpetersgv.org to receive the Zoom link or find it in Keynotes.

Recurring Offerings

Noonday Prayer

Meets on Facebook every Thursday at 12:00 p.m., led by clergy. To join, visit https://www.facebook.com/stpetersgv.

Book Club

Please join us and invite a friend. The next book club discussion will be the third  Monday  in April from 7:00-8:005 p.m. on Zoom. About every four to six  weeks, we explore both fiction and non-fiction books with a range of themes, including the environment, social justice, immigration, family, and history. The Zoom link will be provided in Keynotes, or you may contact parishadministrator@stpetersgv.org. Next we will read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Read more for additional details about the Book Club.

Needlework Ministry

Meets on the 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 knitters@stpetersgv.org, the church calendar, or view Facebook to learn more.

Red Cross Blood Drives

The next blood drive is on Sunday, March 3 in the Historic Church from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please register at stpetersblooddrive.com and encourage your family and friends to donate too. For questions, please email info.stpetersblooddrive.com.

Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study

Meets at 10:00 a.m. by Zoom. Details can be found under Adult Education.

Women on the Hill

Typically, meets the first Monday of the month in the Historic Church, in the early evening.  Light refreshments will be served. This is a time to enhance our connections, to share stories and learn from one another. We will not hold a meeting in January.