Welcome to St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Central Square, Cambridge!
We're glad that you have found us. St. Peter’s is a warm and welcoming community of faith that celebrates its diversity as we strive to live into our Baptismal Covenant and Mission Statement. We are a welcoming and affirming parish.

On these pages, we hope that you’ll find a brief introduction to our life that we share in common. We also hope that you might be inspired to come and visit us in person. We are conveniently located in Central Square, Cambridge. Call our office at (617) 547-7788 for more information on any our ministries or services. Or, attend a Sunday morning service and find out more what we have to offer. All are welcome!

 What's Happening at St. Peter's


Upcoming Events  

Creation of the Garden of Repose
Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Join us after the Contemplative Eucharist  to create this year's Garden of Repose. The sacrament moves from the tabernacle to the Garden of Repose when we strip the altar on Maundy Thursday. The garden also offers a place to keep vigil after the service on Maundy Thursday. The beauty of the garden stands in sharp contrast to the spareness of the stripped altar during the Great Triduum. The festive beauty of the Garden of Repose then spreads over the whole church when we celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter.

Good Friday

Join us at Noon for The Way of the Cross.  We are open for private prayer following until 3:00pm.  Solemn Good Friday Liturgy will be at 7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Great Vigil of Easter is one of the oldest liturgies that we say in the Episcopal tradition. During the service, the light of Christ spreads out from the Paschal candle until the whole church is alight. We recount the story of God's saving acts passed down throughout the Bible. We re-enact our baptism and share the Eucharist. This service reminds us in word and action of the new life to which the resurrected Christ calls us. We look forward to welcoming the risen Christ with you at this service!

One Service at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday

We look forward to those who say the Rite I service at 8:00 a.m. joining us for the Festival Eucharist of Easter at 10:30 a.m. 

Pick up your Afterworks Tea Cakes
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tea cake to support the Afterworks Scholarship program. Please pick up your cakes between Wednesday, April 16th, and Sunday, April 20th.  On behalf of Vyonni and Afterworks, we hope you enjoy the cakes. They're delicious!

Sunday Child Care
Child Care for infants through 5 year olds is now available on Sunday mornings from 10am through 12:30pm. Parents are welcome to stay with their child or leave them in the nursery for the duration of the service with our paid nursery assistant. The childcare area is located in the Undercroft between the Marshall Library and the Church Offices. Our nursery is overseen by Church School Coordinator and Afterworks Director, Vyonni de Mel.