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.
Our 9:00am service maintains the traditional musical elements of organ, piano, and choir set in a more open and casual-feeling service. This family-friendly atmosphere leads a significant number of our families with children choose to worship at this service, making it the largest in terms of attendance.
Our 11:15am service, often called the “smells and bells” service, represents the fullness and pageantry of Anglican Cathedral-style worship. The use of incense and bells in this service lends a formality and reverence to our worship, uniting us to Old Testament traditions (Exodus 30:34-36) and serving as a tangible symbol of our worship and prayers ascending to God (Psalm 141:2), and His presence filling the worship space. If you are looking for tradition, majesty, and a mystical connection to historic Christianity, you’ll find it here.
Our 5:00pm service incorporates newer styles of music and instrumentation into the traditional structure of the Anglican liturgy. This service has the same prayers and same weekly Eucharist as do the other Sunday services, but is executed in a more relaxed style than the morning services. This service offers space for quiet contemplation and isa great introduction to Anglicanism and the liturgy.
Our 12:10pm mid-week service offers a quiet, contemplative oasis from the day-to-day grind of a weary world. Done in a relaxed and reverent style at the High Altar, this service provides both a much-needed break from our busy lives and the opportunity to intercede for the sick and ailing among us. In addition to the traditional liturgy, the mid-week service offers prayers for healing through the Unction of the Sick, which includes an anointing with Holy Oil by which “God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body”.
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.
Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30am, Monday-Friday
Evening Prayer is offered at 5:00pm, Monday-Thursday