St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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robinbX811YQ
Round Rock, TX37 contributions
The best of cemeteries!!
Jun 2019
The cemetery here is so awesome!! Such old tombstones and history here. We traveled here in the summer of June 2018.
Written November 6, 2019
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artchan93
Nussdorf am Inn, Germany330 contributions
Small quiet church for contemplation
Sep 2019
Just on the edge of the tourist center of Lewes is St. Peter's Episcopal Church. It is fronted by a cemetery. The altar of this small church is unassuming. But the stained glass windows in the walls are quite stunning. The ceiling evokes the impression of the bottom of a ship. The size, the setting, and the atmosphere encourage visitors to engage in contemplation.
Written September 22, 2019
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Stella-Dot
Leigh-on Sea, UK694 contributions
Set right in the heart of Lewes .................
Feb 2019
............... and well worth a visit. The graveyard, albeit a rather sombre place, was interesting to walk around and was exceptionally well kept. The stone work seemed trapped in a time warp, with many graves showing little signs of wear. If you can pick up a booklet, you will gain even further knowledge about this episcopal place of worship. The church has served the community and the surrounding area since 1681.
Written September 4, 2019
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey13,470 contributions
Historic church in the heart of Lewes
Jul 2019 • Friends
It is the third church building of the oldest congregation of Lewes. The parish was founded 1681 and the current building dates from 1854.
The church is open for visitors which nowadays is not always the case in other locations. In the heart of what seems to be a very pleasant and friendly town of Lewes it welcomes visitors apparently 24h a day according to their brochures.
The church is simple but greatly enhanced by stunning stained glass windows. The guide explains the meaning of each one. Collectively they are called “The story of God’s Love in pictures “. In the back of the church there is a small organ.
The real highlight of the whole experience is the visit to the surrounding cemetery which houses the graves of many prominent people of the area. We picked up the green brochure “The churchyard “ and followed the numbered referenced descriptions. The oldest graves are from 18th century.
The cemetery seems even more popular among visitors than the church.
Lewes St Peter’s church is a must-see stop for all the visitors interested in local history.
Written July 13, 2019
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Larry T
Milford, DE554 contributions
History Through Tombstones
Jun 2019 • Couples
This review is actually about the church cemetery completely surrounding the church. There are many very old, ornate and interesting tombstones in this cemetery, Feel free to walk among the tombstones and read the inscriptions. How different the inscriptions of long ago compared to today. Some of the most interesting graves are marked by number. There is a paper pamphlet with corresponding numbers to tell you about these graves. One of the most interesting is the river pilot who was buried with his anchor, the tip of which sticks out of the ground. Beside the graves and part of the cemetery is a labyrinth that one can walk and meditate. If you are really into the cemetery, the Lewes Historical Society has a record of all the tombstones, their inscription and their location within the cemetery.
Written June 30, 2019
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VNA Bob
Lewes, DE6 contributions
History with a Heart
Feb 2019 • Friends
While not the oldest church in Delaware, it is the first congregation in the first town in the first state going back to the 1600's It is an exceptionally welcoming church with self guided booklets to its beautiful pre-civil war sanctuary and pre-revolutionary war grave sites. They welcome visitors to walk through the property and are delighted to have you visit during any of their services and special events.
Written February 12, 2019
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cell0519
Lewes, DE14 contributions
St Peter's
Oct 2018 • Couples
This church is diffinetly from the old school in a nice way. It's beautiful inside with great stained glass windows and statue's. The mass itself is small but very inviting. Everyone knows each other and if your new or just visiting they make you feel very welcome.
Written December 11, 2018
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Sharon T
Clifton, NJ41 contributions
Cemetary is interesting.
Sep 2018 • Family
By chance we walked past the cemetary and saw that there were numbered markers. We decided to take a look. There was a pamphlet that told you about the different people buried at each marker. So interesting if you are into that sort of thing, which I am. Amazing to see headstones from 300 years ago.
Written September 21, 2018
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mucklehoney
Takoma Park, MD10 contributions
Fascinating Cemetery
Aug 2018 • Couples
A trip to Lewes woudn't be complete without ice cream from King's and a walk through the church's cemetery. Every time we go there we discover fascinating, and sometimes tragic new grave markers. What is especially nice is that it's so accessible and that all the visitors are so respectful.
Written August 14, 2018
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Ichabod C
Bethany Beach108 contributions
City Center in Lewes, Delaware
May 2018
Proud tradiitional Espicopal Church located at corner of Mulberry and Second Street in Lewes. Hosts many community events including an Art Show and others. The church is almost totally surrounded by a cemetery with gravestones dating back to the early days of the city. An interesting way to view the history of the area.
Written July 9, 2018
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