Newcomers & Visitors

Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church!

So what does it mean to be “called together in Christ, transformed by God’s grace and sent out to serve”?  

At St. Peter’s, our community joyously lives out the Episcopalian Baptismal Covenant in Arlington and the world through our worship, outreach and fellowship.  

These words drive our mission:

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?
People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People: I will, with God’s help.

We are so glad you are here!!

And now for the Logistical Covenant!

The clergy and members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church welcome you to our website.  We are located in the Chain Bridge neighborhood of Arlington, VA.  Our address is 4250 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207 [click for map] and the parish office can be reached at (703) 536-6606 or by clicking here.

cox-graae-St-Peter-3D-Acrylic-1St. Peter’s is a member church of the Episcopal Church of the United States, and as such, are members of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Sunday services are at 8 AM, 9 AM, and 11 AM. (We have a slightly different summer schedule in July and August.) See the public services and events calendar to the right or click here.

St. Peter’s Rector is The Reverend Dr. Craig A. Phillips. Office hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Rev Craig Phillips
Rector: The Reverend Craig A. Phillips, Ph.D.

St. Peter’s is easily accessible by major roads and bus routes, has ample off-street parking, and is handicapped accessible. We have a growing church membership with people at all stages of life actively involved in the lay ministries and leadership of the parish. In particular, we have a thriving community of families with young children and active seniors who gather for worship, service, and fellowship. Read more about our mission here.

The building was extensively renovated and expanded in 2014. [Click here to read more.] It has an intimate chapel, large open light-filled worship area, cheerful Sunday school classrooms, a modern, spacious parish/social hall, library, conference rooms and meeting space, choir rooms, a Steinway grand piano and organ, Memorial Garden, playground, rustic outdoor chapel, labyrinth, and the church administrative offices.

  • Coffee and doughnuts are available after each service.
  • Gluten-free wafers are available for the communion service upon request.
  • We welcome all ages to attend the worship services. However, infant care is available in the nursery from 8:45 AM-noon during the regular year and 9:45 AM-11:15 AM during the summer schedule (July and August) for ages 0-3 with licensed and screened  nursery care workers. 

We welcome those who wish to become involved in the life of the parish and, through it, the spiritual life of the community and the region to find out more. Click here for a newcomer and visitor form.