Thank for taking the time to include us on your spiritual journey. This website is designed to provide some helpful information about life at St. Peter’s, while nothing is more significant than your presence among us and your questions along the way.
On behalf of the St. Peter’s community, I hope that you will come and see how we engage our faith through worship and music, learning (Christian formation), community life, outreach and social justice (service), and giving, all while seeking to serve others beyond ourselves.
If The Episcopal Church and its approach to the Christian faith are new or less familiar, we recommend that you visit us several times to learn more about the richness and interactive nature of our tradition. You are welcome to all that we do and are invited to consider making your “church home” in this sacred place.
The Reverend Jacob E. Pierce
St. Peter’s Parish Vision is to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte. Join us for the journey.
Statement of Welcome, Inclusion, and Belonging
St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
Our parish vision is to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte. The mission of God’s Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
We uphold the full inclusion and belonging of all people in the life and ministry of our parish church. We affirm that our baptismal covenant vows to “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” and to “respect the dignity of every human being” apply equally to all people, regardless of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Without apology or condition, we believe that all people literally means all people.
St. Peter’s was the first Episcopal Church in Charlotte, organized in 1834, and recognized as a parish in the Diocese of North Carolina in 1844. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love; and carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members. Our parish avows to be faithful to the pursuit of the mission of God’s Church.
We also pray for the human family: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — Collect for the Human Family, The Book of Common Prayer