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Gathering together for prayer, worship, and learning in a friendly and loving atmosphere is the core of our life together at St. Peter’s Chapel.


In our services we hear God’s Word, give God thanks for our many blessings, and ask for God’s guidance and help.  Outside of our services we are supportive of Leelanau Christian Neighbors and Grace Episcopal Church's Traverse City Food Pantry, which help those in our community who can use a hand.

The Episcopal Church's presence in Leland began in 1908, when the Rt. Rev. Charles Woodcock, Bishop of the Diocese of Kentucky, began holding services in his summer home, and later in the homes of other summer residents.  St. Peter's Chapel began in 1964, with approval by the Diocese of Western Michigan, and guidance and support from the aforementioned Grace Episcopal Church.

As seldom before in our lifetimes, we have been reminded of how much we need each other, how much the world needs our witness, and how “neither death, nor life … nor things present, nor things to come … nor anything else in all creation, will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 


We hope you will join us!



St. Peter's Chapel meets for Sunday services at both 8:00 am - 8:25 am (with no music) and 9:00 am - 9:50 am (with uplifting hymns), from June 5 - August 28 this season.  Dress is casual.

Our services include Holy Communion and inspiring preaching, and we join for conversation and fellowship at our after-9:00 am service coffee reception.

In addition, Bible study meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, from June 8 - August 24.


We are led by Bishop Charles Bennison, and enthusiastic about welcoming people of all faith backgrounds, denominations, and ages to worship with us.


Jesus offers his followers the greatest gifts we could hope to receive: spiritual peace and eternal life. In these complex and uncertain times, it is our hope at St. Peter's to affirm and spread this good news, as well as the love that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have for each one of us.

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The Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison

The Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison was born in Minneapolis in 1943 and raised in Illinois and Michigan. Ordained in 1968, he served as rector of parishes in Los Angeles and Atlanta (1971-1991), taught pastoral theology at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1992-1997), and was the Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania (1997-2012). His holds a B.A. in history summa cum laude from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and graduate degrees in theology and philosophy from Harvard Divinity School, Claremont Graduate University, Union Theological Seminary of New York City, and the New School for Social Research. He is the author of In Praise of Congregations: Leadership in the Local Church Today. He and his wife now divide their time between Sea Island, Georgia, and Leland.



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Committee Chairman

Shep Burr


Altar Guild

Nina Claytor

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Linda Shad

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Greg Workman


Lucy Boesel


Alice Neild

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John Wellborn


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St. Peter's Chapel

203 Cedar Street E

Leland, MI 49654

We meet in the Munnecke Room of the Leland Library, next to the Old Art Building in Leland.

Phone Contacts: 

Bishop Charles Bennison - 215-519-3669

Shep Burr - 202-577-5288

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