St Peter’s History

The historic St Peter's Episcopal Church on the Monroe green

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has existed on the Monroe town green since 1802, when it was established as a mission of St. Paul’s Church, Huntington. The church building was begun that year, and consecrated in 1807. It is one of the oldest Ecclesiastical structures in the state.

Over the years, St. Peter’s has gradually changed to its present structure, which can seat 140 people. In 1922, the church was jacked-up, and the ground beneath dug out for the undercroft, kitchen, and bathrooms. At that time, the original white clapboard outside was shingled. Modernization continued throughout the century. The chancel area was enlarged and a new altar obtained in 1944. A pipe-organ was added in 1952. The rear wing that contains classrooms, offices, and the memorial meeting room was added in 1960.  In 1998, we returned to the original white clapboard.

Inside the church, visitors will find a worship space that has been recently restored in a manner faithful to the historic significance of the building. The many memorials to be seen and enjoyed, including the lovely stained-glass windows, are outward signs of the faithfulness of God’s people, who have lived and worshipped here for over 200 years.

Today, St. Peter’s is home to a vibrant, welcoming, and growing community of worshippers. We provide space for The Little Ivy Nursery School, as well as various community needs, such as Girl Scouts, Weight Watchers and Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon.

We invite you to spend a few minutes in the silence of our parish church, enjoying the history around you. If you wish to join us for worship, we meet Sundays at 8 and 10:15 am. St. Peter’s welcomes with God’s love all people on their journey of faith!