Diocese of the Holy Cross
St Peter's exists to worship God in a loving environment where people of all backgrounds may grow in the Christian faith, share the love of Jesus through their talents, and help bring the Gospel message to a fallen world.
St Peter's offers traditional Anglican services based on the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, supplemented by the American Missal. The faith taught is that of the United Church of the first millennium as received from the Church in England.
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St Peter's Anglican Church was founded in 1991 under The Rt. Rev. A. Donald Davies, the sixth bishop of Dallas, the first bishop of Fort Worth and the Episcopal Missionary Church. St Peter's first Rector was the longtime rector and headmaster of St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Houston, The Rev. S. Patrick Murphy, SSC.
The parish met at the Post Oak YMCA for twelve years, preaching the Gospel and offering the sacraments of the Church to the faithful. In time funds were raised to purchase land and build a church in the town of Jersey Village. Now Bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, Bp. Murphy continued to guide his flock in Jersey Village until his death in 2009.
In 2011 St Peter's welcomed its second Rector, The Rev. John Needham. Shortly thereafter the parish began construction of its new home in Cypress where services began in 2015. From Post Oak to Jersey Village to Cypress, the mission of St Peter's remains the same: To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a fallen world while offering the sacraments of our Lord's one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
As an Anglican Parish we hold to:
1. The Primacy of Holy Scriptures
2. The Three Catholic Creeds commonly known as The Apostles Creed, The Nicene Creed and The Athanasian Creed
3. The Seven Ecumenical Councils
St. Peter's offers its members and guests the ability to practice a sacramental life through:
* Morning and Evening Prayer
* Bible Study
* Christian Formation Classes and Sunday School
* Prayer Group and Fellowship time
* Outreach ministries
All culminating in and revolving around the Eucharist, the very foundation of our Christian life, where "faith alone, when sight forsaketh, shows true hearts the mystery."
Our Services use:
* The King James Bible
* The 1928 Book of Common Prayer
* The 1940 Hymnal
* The American Missal
* The English Office
* The English Hymnal