Sunday Services

We offer two worship services each Sunday. At 9:00 AM we meet at Christ Church in Cow Bay and at 10:30 AM we meet at St. Peter's in Eastern Passage. 

Seniors' Lunch

Seniors’ Lunch has restarted in the parish, on Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Lunch is $7/person, and is in the church hall. Please contact Mandy Raftus ( if you have any questions. Come and enjoy a lovely lunch and great conversation with a great group of people. Bring a friend along or meet some new ones! We’d love to see you all!!

Preteen Dance

St. Peter's has been happy to be able to bring back the Preteen Dance, hosted on the last Friday of the month. The music is loud as is the crowd, but a lot of good fun is being had. The dance goes from 7-9 PM, and is open to preteens ages 8-12. There is a covercharge of $5, as well as a canteen selling drinks and snacks. The next date for the dance is December 9th.

Eastern Passage Cow Bay

Community Food Bank

Christmas Carol Sing

Held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church

346 Cow Bay Rd, Eastern Passage

Monday December 19, 2022


                Donations of money & gift cards greatly appreciated

Refreshments Served!


  • Christmas Eve 4 pm family service at St. Peter’s
  • Christmas Eve 7 pm at Christ Church
  • Christmas Eve 10pm at St. Peter’s
  • Christmas Day 10:30 am at St. Peter's

Everyone is welcome regardless of Denomination!

Christ Church, Cow Bay

1609 Cow Bay Road

Cow Bay, NS

B3G 1L1

St. Peter's Anglican Church, Eastern Passage

346 Cow Bay Road

Eastern Passage, NS 

B3G 1C6

Parish Office

The office is open:

Monday   3pm until 6pm

Tuesday   3pm until 6pm

Thursday 3pm until 6pm

Last Saturday of the month 


Donating to St. Peters

If you'd like to make a donation to the parish, we are set up to receive donations by e-transfer (! Simply include the following information in your e-transfer: Your full name and envelope number, or mailing address if you don't have an envelope number. In this way, you can receive a year-end tax receipt for your donation. This is a great way to make occasional or one-time donations. 

Parish Council

Parish Council currently meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (with the exception of July & August) to discuss parish business. These meetings are open to any member of the congregation to attend, to keep up with what happens in our parish. Unless you are a member of the Parish Council, however, you would not have a vote. If you do attend, we would ask that you remain respectful and quiet during the meeting. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please approach a member of council, preferably the Parish Council Secretary before the meeting to be added to the agenda. Minutes of the meetings will be made available online, and on paper by request from the office.

Prayer Shawls

We have a prayer shawl ministry in the parish, and always welcome new shawls! For those who don't know, a prayer shawl is given to a person in need (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc) as a reminder that they are loved, and that they are being prayed for. Our goal is to have some available to give out, whenever needed. When shawls are available, you’re welcome to take them for someone you know who is in need. If you knit or crochet, you’re welcome to make shawls in any pattern/colour you see fit. Just remember that the intention of these is that they would be big enough for people to wrap around themselves, as a comfort. We have some patterns available (just ask!) if you would like some guidance, or there are tonnes of patterns available online. 

Sunday School

Our Sunday School has restarted for the fall, and is back in full swing! It begins at 10:15 AM, and runs during the service. If you haven't registered your child yet, it's not too late. Please reach out to Sunday School Superintendent Sandi Somerton for more information.


St. Peter's offers an e-bulletin by email. If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly bulletin by email, please email the office at and we will add you to the list. If you are currently receiving an e-bulletin and are not interested in that, please let us know as well.

If you'd like to submit anything for the December bulletin, the deadline to get it to the office is November 28th, 2022.

Message from the Rector: November 2022
Dear friends in Christ,

As you no doubt have heard by now, I've been called to a new parish. This is an incredibly bittersweet thing for me, as I truly love all of you and have learned and grown so much in my time here. I'm also excited about the new parish in Hatchet Lake and Terence Bay; I keep saying I wish there was a way I could serve both of you, but that wouldn't do justice to either. We've had a wonderful almost five-and-half years together, and I couldn't have asked for a better first parish. Noah and I will be moving out to Hatchet Lake on February 1st, 2023 and we look forward to spending the rest of the time leading up to that together, including one last Christmas and a lovely January. Many of you will be happy to know that my parents have no intentions of leaving any time soon, so you'll keep seeing them after we've headed out. And it's not so far away that a visit would be impossible... In any case, I'll certainly be holding all of you in my prayers, and you will always be in my heart.

Though the timing of this was not intentional and is less than ideal, Noah and I are off on our long-awaited honeymoon, travelling around Australia and New Zealand. If you have a pastoral emergency while I'm away, please reach out to Sancia in the office or one of the wardens for the contact information for the clergy person on duty. We'll be back on November 25th, and we look forward to beginning the Advent season together then. Hopefully we'll be able to host the Advent party at the rectory again this year... stay tuned for more details on that! While we're away, we do have someone staying with the cats at the rectory, so don't be alarmed if you see lights on or unfamiliar cars in the driveway.

As we move into this time of transition, know that God is with each of us, and knows what's in our hearts. It may not be easy, but none of us are in this alone. We have many fond memories to look back on too. I'm so grateful for this chance to share this part of our journeys together.