St. Peter’s Church celebrates birthday, Christmas

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Salisbury concludes its year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary with the parish’s traditional Christmas celebrations that have been part of St. Peter’s for many generations.  The parish suffered through the two legendary Salisbury fires of 1860 and 1886 in which the church was twice destroyed. Christmas 1887 marks the day when the third and present church was rebuilt by the congregation and the first worship service held in the building.

Now at Christmas more than 130 years later St. Peter’s remembers its past and celebrates its future, welcoming all to participate in the traditional candlelight Dec. 24 Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m and 11 p.m. and the Dec. 25 Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. in the historic church. The Rev. David Michaud will preside and preach at the worship services.

During the church’s 250th anniversary St. Peter’s installed a new Anglican Walker organ which will be featured at the candlelight services.  Music begins a half hour before the Christmas Eve services featuring soloists Ryan Craig and Bob Souza, and at the 5 p.m. service Peter’s Voice, and at the 11 p.m. service St. Peter’s Choir.  Another St. Peter’s Christmas tradition at the 5pm service is the memorable children’s procession to the crèche to honor the birth of Our Lord. For more information:  stpeterschurch.net; call: 410-742-5118.

 

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