Where we live

Where we live

Our church sits near the “front porch” of Gulfport, the beautiful Jones Park and newly renovated harbor. This is just one of the positive developments going on in Gulfport, and along the coast. Home to the Barksdale Pavilion, a new lighthouse, and...
The story is still being written

The story is still being written

The story of St. Peter’s by-the-Sea is still unfolding. From her history, it’s clear the parish has the strength to persevere through many events that challenge the soul. We chose to remain downtown, we have a beautiful church facility that can be a beacon...
Going Home

Going Home

A decision had to be made: to go, or not to go back to the beach front location, and if not to go back, where to go? A survey polled the congregation, revealing that 75% of parishioners wanted to go home. On a cold and damp Saturday in February 2006, parishioners...
The Big One…

The Big One…

Then came Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Its church building gone, St. Peter’s struck an agreement with Handsboro Presbyterian Church several miles east and north on Pass Road, to hold two Sunday services and a weekday Eucharist and Healing service, as well as...
Celebration of the Centennial

Celebration of the Centennial

In 2002, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, its members and the City of Gulfport celebrated the parish’s Centennial. During the yearlong commemoration, parishioners reflected on the past and planned the future. In September, the parish officially marked its 100th...
On the Move

On the Move

In the mid-1990’s, after casino gaming came to the Mississippi Gulf Coast waterfront, the Grand Casino was built directly across Beach Boulevard from St. Peter’s. In 1997, as the Grand sought to expand, it purchased the church property at West Beach and...