Welcome to St. Peter’s Church!
St. Peter’s is a joy-filled parish in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue. Our relationship with God through Jesus Christ lies at the heart of our common life, and we are transformed by that relationship by engaging in worship, education, fellowship, and service together. As a faith community, we support one another in need, celebrate each other’s joys, pray together, and endeavor to share the love of Christ with all we meet. If you’re interested in finding a place to worship God, to ask questions, and to grow in faith, please explore our website and worship with us on a Sunday morning soon.
We look forward to meeting you!
1868 Founded as a mission of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis
1872 Established as a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
1873 First chapel completed at Grand and Olive.
1893 Parish moved to second building, on the corner of Lindell Blvd. and Spring Ave.
1946 Elizabeth Huntington Dyer, first female deputy to The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, sent from St. Peter’s Church.
1949 Parish moved from the downtown location to present location at the corner of Warson and Ladue roads.
1957 Education Wing and Little Building added, and Laird Garden built.
1956 St. Peter’s sponsors the planting of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country.
1958 St. Peter’s sponsors the planting of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Warson Woods.
1961 St. Peter’s helps support the planting of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Creve Coeur.
1965 St. Peter’s helps support the planting of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Ellisville.
1986 St. Peter’s founds The Haven of Grace, serving women who are young, pregnant and homeless.
1992 Columbarium and memorial garden constructed in response to a need for interment on the parish grounds
1998 Grace Chapel built to provide space for additional services and private meditation.
2001 Interior of church building restored and chancel organ completed by N.P. Mander, Ltd. of London
2016 Addition to columbarium and memorial garden constructed.
2018 Renovation of Undercroft begun.
2021 The Rev. David Hodges becomes the Rector of St. Peter's
Our Place in the Episcopal Church, and the Diocese of Missouri
St. Peter’s is one of 42 worshiping congregations in the Diocese of Missouri. The Mission of the Diocese of Missouri is the mission of all baptized Christians: to teach and to spread the Gospel and its knowledge of salvation to all people; and to make the love of Christ known in the world. We accomplish this through our own actions as individuals, as congregations, and as the Diocese, by feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, caring for the sick, visiting the prisoner, and comforting those in times of trouble. The Diocese of Missouri is a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and regional areas in 17 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."
As part of that mission, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
For the Episcopal Church, the Jesus Movement calls us to focus on three specific Priorities:
- EVANGELISM: Listen for Jesus' movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.
- RECONCILIATION: Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.
- CREATION CARE: Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.
As Episcopalians, we rely on the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as well as the Book of Common Prayer, which unites all Episcopal Churches in our shared life of prayer and sacraments.
Full membership in the Episcopal Church begins with the sacrament of Baptism, which may take place either in the Episcopal Church, or at another Christian church where baptism is done in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Baptism does not need to be repeated—it is full initiation once and for all into the whole body of Christ, the Christian church, regardless of the denomination in which a person is baptized.
Visit the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri website at http://www.diocesemo.org/
Visit the Episcopal Church website at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/