While each service has its unique elements and feel, all worship services at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral use the liturgy of the Anglican Book of Common prayer as the framework of worship. This ancient form grounds us in the traditions of the church and ensures that our worship is always
God-centered at its core.
9:00am | Parish Eucharist with Choir, Hymns, and Anthems
This is the largest Sunday service at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. It precedes children’s Sunday School, junior high and high school classes, Cathedral Conversations for interested parishioners, and Sunday Adult Discipleship offerings. The service is in grand cathedral style, with sermon, and with classic hymns, songs of praise and great anthems drawn from the Anglican and Christian tradition. All children are part of worship, but quality childcare is available from infancy through kindergarten.
11:15am | Sung Eucharist with Choir and Incense
This is the most formal of the Cathedral’s principal Sunday offerings. The priest and people often sing in dialogue. On occasion, a complete traditional mass setting is employed. A sermon is preached. Anthems from the Anglican and Christian patrimony are offered. As a symbol of our prayers ascending, incense is used throughout. All children are part of worship, but quality childcare is available from infancy through kindergarten. Worshippers are encouraged to share in the education hour preceding the liturgy.
5:00pm | Holy Eucharist with Instrumental Ensemble
This service closes our Sunday round of worship. Generally, it is much less formal than the morning offerings. The Word is preached and an instrumental ensemble supports music from both traditional and contemporary sources. All children are part of worship, but quality childcare is available from infancy through kindergarten. This is a great service to attend after a weekend away.
12:10pm | Holy Eucharist & Prayers of Healing
This is a simple Prayer Book Communion Service with homily. Laying-on-of hands and anointing are offered at the conclusion of the service for those seeking healing of body, mind or spirit.
7:30pm | Choral Compline
Throughout the year during the Cathedral’s teaching terms, a small choir offers the short, candle-lit night-time monastic office of Compline. Parishioners attend classes beforehand. College and University students join together for fellowship and conversation afterwards.
Reformation Anglicanism envisioned worship, prayer, and Bible reading seven days a week - not just on Sundays. Daily Morning and Evening Prayer are, therefore, part of the witness of any Anglican Cathedral, as a model for the homelife of households and families. The Book of Common Prayer (2019) offers patterns for daily prayer and daily Bible reading that can shape lives from the youngest children to the most senior among us.
8:30am | Morning Prayer
Held in the collegiate chapel setting before the High Altar in the Cathedral’s East End, the whole of Scripture is read day-by-day through the year. This half-hour service allows for confession, praise, thanksgiving, intercession, and connection with others. A hymn is also often sung.
5:00pm | Evening Prayer
Like Morning Prayer, only for the close of the working day, this service derives from the historic Benedictine office of vespers, and celebrates the setting of the sun, enabling the whole of Scripture to be read seriatim through the year. On Wednesdays one of the choirs is sometimes present so that the service may be offered as Evensong.
Dates and Times as Announced
7:00am (unless otherwise noted), Prayer Book Red-Letter Holy Days | Early Communion Service
St. Peter’s Cathedral observes the Feasts of the Lord and of the Apostles as they occur throughout the calendar year. Unless the Holy Day falls on a Sunday or a Wednesday, when other Eucharistic celebrations are offered, the 7 a.m. communion service reminds the faithful that holy days (holidays) are a wonderful way to enter into key aspects and key lives of the Biblical record.
Evensongs, Concerts, and Special Liturgies
These events are announced well in advance and are an opportunity for large audiences gathered from the Tallahassee community.