Parish Life

Our congregation is busy and growing, with a multi-generational richness, and we have frequent opportunities to gather together for fellowship and Christian connection.  It is our sincere hope that members and visitors alike will find this community to be a place of genuine welcome and belonging, and will develop faithful friendships here that endure over time.  Though we all face many competing demands on our time, and though we come from many different backgrounds, we all share a common story and we find at St. Peter’s a common place of refuge and encouragement.

Hospitality and Fellowship

Brotherhood of St. Peter

Brotherhood of St. Peter

This is a men’s fellowship founded on the principles of study, service and prayer. The ongoing service project for the group is the maintenance of the library at the Lafayette County detention facility. This group meets for breakfast on the third Saturday morning of each month in the Parish Hall from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Contact: Dick Marchbanks at 662-234-6748 or dhmarchbanks@gmail.com

Connections

Connections

You are invited to make CONNECTIONS with other St. Peter's women on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 in the Toner Room. We will begin our semester on September 6 and follow the EKC and Junior EYC schedule. We have coffee, devotion, discussion, and prayer with an intentional focus on sharing our stories with one another. This semester our discussions will be prompted by the rich stories of Biblical women. We hope to see you there. For more information email or call AmberTGray@gmail.com or (662) 312-0258.

Cursillo and Ultreya

Cursillo and Ultreya

St. Peter's has an active Ultreya group. Contact Mariamne Young for more information at mbyoung7@gmail.com

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The Episcopal Church Women was founded in 1826. The ECW of St. Peter’s have two major fundraisers: the sale of Christmas Greenery during the holidays and the Valentine’s Bridge and Mah Jongg luncheon. ECW’s most important ministry is to bereaved families, preparing for the visitation and/or a meal for the family, and those traveling to the funeral, in the Parish Hall. Contact: Melanie Ladner at 662-513-6223 or melanie_ladner@yahoo.com

Everyday Sisters

Everyday Sisters

This group of women meets on Thursdays at 10am for Bible and book study and fellowship. Contact Lynne McIngvale for more information at lmasters44@yahoo.com.

55+ Lunch Group

55+ Lunch Group

This group meets for lunch in the parish hall at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month and enjoys a program together. There is a $10.00 fee for the catered meal. Contacts: Tricia Copelin at 662-831-1612 or latrdj@hotmail.com Carol Bates at 662-816-8753 or tbates@olemiss.edu

Foyer Groups

Foyer Groups

Groups of eight parishioners who dine together on a regular basis for a four month period. Contact: Dianne Fergusson at 662-236-4088 or sdsferg@bellsouth.net

Gay and Lesbian Ministry

Gay and Lesbian Ministry

A group interested in providing support of others, through our special attention to spirituality and church life as it is experienced by and in the company of gay and lesbian people. Contact: Rene Pulliam at 662-234-8705 or rpulliam@olemiss.edu

Ladies of the Club

Ladies of the Club

A women's book club meeting monthly at different times. Contact Corinne Jackson at corinne79@gmail.com for more information.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Beacon restaurant on North Lamar Blvd. at 7:00 a.m. for fellowship and good humor. No reservation necessary. Feel free to just show up. Contact: David Knight at 662-234-8054 or dak41@att.net

Newcomer Ministry

Newcomer Ministry

This group welcomes new members to the parish. They also assist them in identifying their areas of interest in the church. Contact Mary Ann Fruge at maryannfruge1@gmail.com for more information.

Parish Wide Gatherings

Parish Wide Gatherings

We gather regularly throughout the year as a parish family for fellowship and connection. We have an annual parish picnic in the fall, occasional receptions and meals, and regular special events and offerings for the entire community. Though St. Peter's is active and growing, we are also a close-knit community, and we enjoy gathering to celebrate our multi-generational richness and deep friendships.

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Every fall, the lawn at St. Peter's is transformed into the great pumpkin patch as thousands of pumpkins are unloaded and displayed beautifully for sale. This has been a beloved tradition for the City of Oxford for 25 years, and people from throughout the community gather every year in the patch for fellowship and photo opportunities. All proceeds from the sale of our pumpkins go to support our children and youth ministry programs.

Shrove Tuesday Parade and Celebration

Shrove Tuesday Parade and Celebration

Every year we prepare for the season of Lent, our community gathers for a festive Mardi Gras parade around the Oxford Square and a traditional jambalaya and pancake dinner. Members of St. Peter's and Oxford residents alike look forward to this annual event, when the downtown streets are lined and the balconies are filled with people excited to "laissez les bon temps rouler!"

Spanish Class

Spanish Class

Held each Monday at 4:30pm in the Parish Hall. Contact Penny Sisson for more information at psisson@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday Evenings

On Wednesday evenings during the school year, we offer a full range of worship and formation opportunities for people of all ages at 5:30, and we then gather together as a parish family in the Parish Hall for dinner and fellowship at 6:30. Children can often be seen playing on the playground late into the early evening, as adults visit and share about their week.

Pastoral Care Ministries

Brookdale Ministry

Brookdale Ministry

St. Peter's enjoys a special companion relationship with the community at Brookdale Assisted Living in Oxford. Quite a few of our parishioners are residents at Brookdale, so we have regular opportunities for worship and fellowship between some of our youngest and some of our oldest members.

Pastoral Care Teams

Pastoral Care Teams

This ministry invites parishioners to share their gifts of compassion as they minister to the members of the parish during times of difficulty and joy. Gifts may vary from food preparation, home and hospital visits, transportation, letter writing, phone calls, birthday cards and flower delivery. There are five teams for this ministry. The teams meet in rotation every five weeks. Volunteers are welcomed. Contact: Rev. Ann Whitaker at 662-234-1269 or associaterector@stpetersoxford.org

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry is involved in knitting or crocheting shawls, lap robes, caps for infants and for those receiving chemotherapy. These items are blessed by a parish priest and given to those in need. Those who do not know how to knit or crochet are encouraged to join and learn (including children.) Contacts: Rev. Penny Sisson at 662-801-1269 or psisson@olemiss.edu

Administrative

Archives and History

Archives and History

The process of organizing documents for our archives is ongoing. Contact: Brenda West at 662-234-2205 or olemisswest@hotmail.com

Buildings and Grounds

Buildings and Grounds

This group is led by the Junior Warden and helps with the maintenance of the church building and grounds. Contact Junior Warden Catherine Smith at cdsmith8558@gmail.com.

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

Parish leaders who are qualified and appointed by the Rector and Vestry to assist in the overseeing of our financial position and all temporal transactions; consult with and assist the Rector and Treasurer for the implementation of strong, transparent controls; report regularly to the Parish and assist, as needed, with financial endeavors.