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.

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

Choral Evensong is offered on third Sundays at 5 p.m. from October through June.


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, February 16, at 5:00 p.m.
Brewer in D, and O Thou, the Central Orb by Charles Wood.  Reception following.

Ash Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Special Announcement

The Rev. Stuart Hoke, former Executive Assistant to the Rector of Trinity Wall Street and Vicar of St. Paul’s Chapel, will be facilitating a Lenten Quiet Morning at Grace & St. Peter’s on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9:30 in the Lady Chapel.

His theme for the morning is “Slender Threads.”  Father Hoke remarked, “In mystic tradition, such a thread is a moment in life when just the message I need to hear, at precisely the moment I need to hear it, appears on my radar screen and gives me precisely what I need to take the next step in my discipleship of Jesus.”  With a lifetime’s accumulation of such threads, one eventually catches an occasional glimpse of the tapestry God is weaving with all the “loose ends and frayed edges” of our lives.

 During the Quiet Morning, Father Hoke will expand on that theme, and highlight the epiphanies, synchronicities, serendipities, and spiritual lagniappes that “decorate” the walls of the Church Expectant.

 The Quiet Morning will conclude by 12 or 12:15; refreshments will be served mid-morning.  RSVPing to the church at is helpful but not required.  All are welcome.

Upcoming Choral Schedule

23 February | The Last Sunday After the Epiphany
Josef Gruber: Missa in honorem St Caeciliae
Tomás Luís de Victoria: Respenduit facies ejus

26 February | Ash Wednesday
Anonymous, 17th century: Messa a quarto voci
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Purcell: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

1 March | The First Sunday of Lent
Anonymous, 16th century, Guatemala: Missa a cuatro voces
Richard Farrant: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake

8 March | The Second Sunday of Lent
Antonio Lotti: Mass in the Dorian mode
Diego de las Muelas: Inter vestibulum et altare

15 March | The Third Sunday of Lent
Gregorio Allegri: Missa ‘Che fa oggi il mio sole’
William Byrd: Miserere mei, Deus

22 March | The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare)
Jean Langlais: Missa In simplicitate
Herbert Howells: Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks

29 March | The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion)
Johannes Brahms: Missa canonica
Diego de las Muelas: Dicebat Jesus turbis judaeorum

5 April | Palm Sunday
Gabriel Fauré: Messe basse
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Kenneth Leighton: Solus ad victimam

9 April | Maundy Thursday
Josquin: Missa ‘Pange lingua’
Peter Philips: Ave verum corpus

10 April | Good Friday
Tomás Luís de Victoria: St. John Passion, Solemn Reproaches

11 April | The Great Vigil of Easter
Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D, Op. 86

12 April | Easter Day
Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D, Op. 86
Tomás Luís de Victoria: Vidi aquam
Heinrich Isaac: Christus surrexit
Healey Willan: Rise up, my love
Orlandus Lassus: Regina coeli á 5

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.