St. Peter's Episcopal Parish, Seattle

We are a resilient Episcopal community working together to build the kingdom of God in our neighborhood and city. Join us as we practice our faith in Jesus

At St. Peter’s, our story is one of our most precious gifts. It’s a story about a community of people who have strived to follow Jesus in good times and difficult times. It’s a story about perseverance, courage, hope, love and resilience.

Our story began in the late nineteenth century, when early Japanese pioneers immigrated Washington. Among them were a small number of Japanese Anglicans who eventually formed the Japanese Mission of the Episcopal Church in Seattle. In 1932, despite the Great Depression, a new church building was completed on South King Street, our present location.

St. Peter’s continued to grow and thrive until the onset of World War II. During the War, the church closed, and members of St. Peter’s were forcibly moved and incarcerated in desolate camps away from the West Coast. They found their faith in God and the United States sorely tested. Despite the oppressive conditions, pervasive racism, and badly impaired morale, church members and clergy worked through these challenges the best they could.

After the war, the mission for St. Peter’s was rebuilding and reclaiming damaged lives. The church became a refuge and center for the community, offering comfort and support for members who had been painfully scarred by their wartime experiences and continuing oppression. In 1962, a new church was built next to the original one, which was converted into a multi-purpose gymnasium.

By the 1980s, most parishioners had successfully created post-war lives. Some Nisei, and even more Sansei—second and third generations in America—found employment in mainstream positions, rather than in the ethnic economy. During this time, St. Peter’s discerned a more diverse and inclusive vision of church. While reverencing their history, members opened their doors and hearts to new people, including people from many different backgrounds.

Today at St. Peter’s, we strive to welcome people from all walks of life. Our community is diverse. It includes Japanese Americans and other Asian Americans, as well as African Americans and Anglo-Americans, LGBTQ people, people who do not have homes and people who do, refugees, people who struggle with addiction and live with mental illness, and many more. Week after week, we come to be nourished by holy food at God’s table, and then to be sent out as Jesus’ Body in the world.

Come be transfigured

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The last Sunday before Lent at St. Peter's means burying the Alleluia, pancakes, pancake races and prizes! It's the last hurrah before our Lenten fasting begins, so be sure to join us! Learn more here, and don't forget to sign up for one of our Lent faith formation opportunities.

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2017 02 19 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

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Did you miss this past Sunday at St. Peter's? Here's some footage of our EO 9066 Remembrance (with thanks to Caroline Phan!)

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Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

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The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia is suing the federal government, arguing that the current administration's refugee ban prevents us from practicing our faith by welcoming strangers. At the heart of the lawsuit is the Refugee Resettlement Office housed at St. Peter's. Take a few minutes to listen to the piece on today's All Things Considered!

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npr.org A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.

Today at St. Peter's, we remembered the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Our liturgy included a reading of EO 9066 by five members of our community, and the lighting of candles to honor those members of St. Peter's whose lives were changed forever on February 19, 1942. We will not forget.

A Sunday to Remember: In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 | St. Peter's Episcopal Parish

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"How would we respond? It’s this question that the Gospel asks of us. It’s this question that our remembrance today asks of us. And it’s this question with which we truly honor our sisters and brothers whose lives after February 19th, 1942 would never be the same." Read more of today's sermon in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 here.

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A Sunday to remember

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Like so many communities across the country, this Sunday at St. Peter's, we will be marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19th, 1942. Read more in this week's Key, and join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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This week at St. Peter's

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Join us on Sunday for a special Coffee & Conversation on music within worship at St. Peter's. Check out more in this week's Key!

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1610 S King St
Seattle, WA
98144

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
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