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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

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200 Pleasant Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201

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Sunday Services

10:00 am Morning Prayer Rite II  ( via ZOOM )

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About Us

Welcome to St. Peters Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is a parish with a proud history in the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont Since 1834.

When arriving at St. Peter’s either by the front door or by the ramp, you will be greeted and then an usher will assist you to a seat. There are options if you require them – a Kiddie Corner, a wheelchair cut, a large print Prayer Book or a hearing amplified device. If you have any questions about the service just ask a person sitting near you and they will be happy to help you. Following the service there is coffee, juice and treats in the Parish Hall. The usher, greeter or the person next to you will show you the way.

What's Happening

Downtown Bennington Alliance interview with Fr Jeremy.FATHER JEREMY MEANS-KOSS IS THE NEW PRIEST AT ST. PETER'S CHURCHWe spent about an hour talking to Jeremy Means-Koss, who moved to Bennington 2 months ago with his husband Brendan to become the priest in charge at St. Peter's Episcopal Church here in Downtown Bennington and at St. James' Episcopal Church Arlington, Vermont.Father Jeremy came to the kiosk on the advice of our friend Donna Lauzon in Pownal to introduce himself and to show us a book he helped write and edit, Mysterion Seeking Understanding, with a subtitle of How Sacramentality Can Save the Body of Christ. He gave us a brief description of the book which begot a full fledged and full throated chat about religion and god and faith and how a Jewish Bar Mitzvah becomes a Catholic Priest ... and we went far and wide and deep and fast. At one point as we soaked it all in, the song Mexicali Blues by the Grateful Dead came on the CD and got to some pretty funny lyrics ...Is there anything a man don't stand to loseWhen the devil wants to take it all away?How appropriate and god do we love when that happens.Father Jeremy Means-Koss ... Means being the maiden name of his husband Brendan ... is a 36-year-old Washington Caps hockey nut, college diver, and global bartender ... whose Jewish parents met and married on Capitol Hill and raised their son inside the D.C. Beltway ... who has the Hebrew word Dayenu, taken from a 1,000-year-old Passover song, tattooed on his right arm ... loves electronic dance music and gospel ... who, while living in the UK, had a "Daniel Chapter 10 come and follow me moment" ... which led him to Jesus Christ ... ... which led him to Bennington and on September 16 he began as full-time Episcopalian priest at St. Peter's, corner of School and Pleasant, and at St. James up in Arlington. Father Jeremy wants his parish to embrace his dedicated drop-in hours in Arlington (Monday) and Bennington (Tuesday)."Just show up," he said.He said Christmas Eve services at St. James in Arlington begin at 5 o'clock, and at St. Peter's they begin at 7:30 and 11.We asked Father Jeremy if he was brought to St. Peter's to enact change. His short answer was a resounding No. His measured answer was "I came to let the Holy Spirit ... to let god reinvigorate what people love and what they could love."That's where our chat really took off but we won't bore you. We asked about his experiences on Main Street. He's falling in love with Bringing You Vermont and The Coffee Bar and Madison Brewery Co and Ramuntos Pizza Arlington, VT and The Clip Shop and Gamer's Grotto ... and Jim Thibodeau is his insurance guy at State Farm. Not bad for 2 months. There's so much more to see, Jeremy.Welcome to Bennington, Father.BTW, can you guess which Pope is on his bracelet coin? ... See MoreSee Less
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More Coats Needed!We are in need of warm winter coats for men, women and children.The coat rack will be on the cloister Monday – Saturday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. All are invited to leave a coat or take a coat. Please limit your donations to winter coats, jackets, sweaters, and other warm outerwear. No summer clothing or tag sale items, please. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Reverend Jeremy Means-Koss' first Mass with us October 3, 2022 - Welcome Fr Jeremy! ... See MoreSee Less
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Visiting

St. Peter’s is an open and affirming church, welcoming all of God’s people. We are a non-profit, religious organization that provides outreach and resources to people and families.

Have Kids?

A Kiddie Corner is located in the main sanctuary during services. There is also a nursery with toys and books available at all times.

Giving

Offerings can be sent to the attention of our Offering Steward, Kay Trafton.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Attn: Kay Trafton
200 Pleasant Street,
Bennington, Vermont 05201

Ministries

St. Peters has many ministries you can join.

Acolytes

Altar Guild

Daughters of the King

Intercessors, Lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers

Knitting Ministry

Music Ministry