The Little White Church on the Hill
St. Peter’s is located on a picturesque hillside in Chester Springs. The current building was built in 1835, though the congregation began in 1812 in an earlier church, shared with our Lutheran sisters and brothers. The Rev. Jesse Knipe, well known as a church-starter in this area, served St. Peter’s from 1830-1882.
Sunday morning worship is a traditional worship service, always with an emphasis on the Good News of saving grace. Our energetic choir and bell choir bless worship throughout the year.
The St. Peter’s church family puts a lot of energy into supporting a number of non-profits, both locally and internationally. Of course, we support Lancaster Theological Seminary and Bethany Children’s Home. We also support charities in the Phoenixville area. Internationally, we have been strong supporters of Heifer International, and Room to Read, through which we raise funds for girls’ education. Our Sewing Circle ladies, along with the Pickering Valley Guild, donate thousands of sewn, knit, and bought items annually.
If you are ever in the area, Pastor Doug will be happy to give you a personal tour of our “little white church on the hill.” To learn more, visit our website: stpeterspikeland.org.