History

1868      Founded as a mission of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

1872      Established as a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

1893      Parish moved to the corner of Lindell Blvd. and Spring Ave.

1949      Parish moved from the downtown location to the corner of Warson and Ladue roads. The Church sits on a five acre lot with woods on two boundaries. The Nave seats 400 worshipers. To link the past with the future, many items were relocated:

–The altar, communion silver and the altar flower vases

–The brass altar cross and candlesticks, the white marble and baptismal font, the processional cross

–The cornerstone, moved and placed in the new Church

1957      Education Wing and Little Building added for needed Sunday School space, which included:

— Twelve classrooms, a nursery, and offices

— Laird Garden built

1986      St. Peter’s founded Haven of Grace

1992      Columbarium constructed in response to a need for interment on the parish grounds

1998      Grace Chapel built to provide space for additional services and private meditation. The stained glass windows were created by Brother Steve Erspamer and Emil Frei Associates, Inc., local artists and craftsmen in St. Louis.

2001      Interior of church building restored

2001      Chancel Organ completed by N.P. Mander, Ltd. of London

2016      St. Peter’s continues to be a joyful, welcoming parish with over 1100 members working together to further God’s mission in the world.

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