Grace & St. Peter's is a traditional Anglo-Catholic parish in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. We are a parish of the Diocese of Maryland in the Episcopal Church, which is a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Our parish stands in the Anglican and Western Catholic traditions of liturgy, music, and teaching. Our corporate life is centered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

We invite you to visit and worship with us and become a part of our parish family.

Please join us prior to the Monument Lightning on December 5. The Bergamot Quartet will offer two 25-minute concerts (one at 6, the other at 6:30), featuring the works of Haydn and Mozart. All are welcome!

Mass Schedule


7:45 a.m. Matins
8:00 a.m. Low Mass
9:30 a.m. Confessions
10:00 a.m. Solemn High Mass; coffee hour follows in the rectory

Solemn Evensong and Benediction are held on occasional Sundays throughout the year.


Tuesdays at 5:40 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Low Mass
Wednesday at 6 p.m. Low Mass


Choral Evensong, Sunday, December 15 (Advent III, or Gaudete Sunday), at 5:00 p.m.
Stanford in C. Reception follows in the rectory.

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Tuesday, December 24, at 10:30 p.m.

Upcoming Choral Schedule

8 December | Advent II
Ordinary: Missa Nun komm der Heiden Heiland – J. C. F. Fischer
Motet: Ave Maria – Antonín Dvoƙák

15 December | Advent III (Gaudete)
Ordinary: Messa in F, Op. 159 – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Motet: Cum audisset Joannes – Diego de las Muelas

22 December | Advent IV
Ordinary: Missa super Dixit Maria – Hans Leo Haβler
Motet: Erunt signa in sole – Diego de las Muelas

24 December | The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (The Christ Mass)
Prelude of Carols at 10:30 p.m.
Carols from the Medieval to the present age

At the Mass, 11:00 p.m.
Ordinary: Missa O magnum mysterium  - Tomás Luís de Victoria
Motet: Verbum caro factum est - Hans Leo Haβler
Motet: O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luís de Victoria

The Parish Staff

The Reverend Christopher V. Pyles, Priest-in-Charge
The Reverend Robert H. Speer, Priest Associate
Mrs. Patricia Barry, Head of School
Mr. David Lawrie, Organist and Choirmaster
Mr. John Heizer, Parish Secretary
Dr. Dante Beretta, Senior Warden
Mr. Arthur Lee, Junior Warden
Mrs. Louise Tapper, Sacristan

Mission Statement

Grace and St Peter’s Church exists to glorify God and to worship him on a daily basis by being an outward and visible sign of Christ’s presence for all people through Anglo-Catholic worship, preaching, teaching, and music.