Sunday Worship ♱ 8:00 a.m. ♱ 10:30 a.m.
2310 Airline Drive ♱ Brenham, TX 77833 ♱ (979) 836-7248
Welcome to St. Peter's!
One of the great aspects of Texas in general is the enormous variety of peoples and cultures to be found. This is reflected, not only in the membership of our Episcopal churches, but in the richly diverse ways in which our members worship each Sunday and on special occasions throughout the year.
Not only adults but also children and youth are encouraged to participate in one of our many opportunities for community engagement especially in our food security projects, Mobile food pantry, Brenham Housing Authority weekly food pantry and our emergency pantry at our church.
What should I expect on a Sunday morning?
Our 8:00 a.m. service is a spoken liturgy. There is no music or choir at this service. It follows the Rite I Holy Eucharist Service in the Book of Common Prayer. This service uses the historic and formal language of the Elizabethan Prayer Book ( thee, thou ) and lasts around 50 minutes.
Our 10:30 a.m. service is complete with full choir and organ music. It typically follows the Rite II Holy Eucharist Service in the Book of Common Prayer. This service uses contemporary language and lasts around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
What should I wear?
Many people have questions about what to wear when coming to a liturgical church. At St. Peter's you will find a relaxed atmosphere of folks dressed from blue jeans to dress and coat and tie, casual to semi-formal. Come as you are. We pride ourselves on having a formal liturgy, with an inviting and family friendly atmosphere.
Can I bring my noisy children?
Yes, please! The sound of children in church ( crying, giggling, snoring or otherwise ) is the sound of a church that is flourishing. We welcome children of all ages in our services. We have a play area with soft toys at the back of our Nave for those toddlers who need to get up and move around during the service. We also have childcare on offer in our nursery during our 10:30 service.
I'm nervous I won't know what to do.
It's okay to not know what to do! For those new to liturgical services, we encourage you to follow along in our bulletin and participate as you feel comfortable. Our bullitens should contain everything you need to know to fully participate in the service. Remember, everyone at St. Peter's has had to learn when to sit, stand, and kneel too. Folks are very friendly at St. Peter's, and if you ever have questions during the service, just ask your neighbor!
Learning the liturgy takes time. It's a slow process, but over time the rhythms and language of the service will become second nature.