Property is cared for by our caretaker who lives on site. The property is overseen by the Property Chairperson who decides on priorities and bids for work needed. In addition, smaller jobs may be posted so that volunteers can assist in maintaining our structure.
The main garden areas are located at the Eastwood entrance, Memorial Courtyard, Easton Road office entry way, War Memorial, Diane’s Corner, front gardens and pots at the Rectory, and the bend in the driveway. Volunteer gardeners maintain these gardens from spring to fall. They do everything from planning and planting to cleaning up in the fall and spring (and everything in between).
To serve on this Committee, love of gardening is the key. Some gardens need overhauling and others just need maintaining. A willingness to roll up your sleeves and work in the dirt—whether it be weeding, planting, watering, or pruning—is the best gift you can offer. Some knowledge of plants is helpful. You can schedule your gardening time at your convenience. This Committee has occasional meetings as needed.
St. Peter’s has set aside a Memorial Courtyard dedicated to the glory of God as consecrated ground for the interment of cremated remains of deceased parishioners and their immediate families. On the south side of the church, this location provides a quiet resting place close to our prayers. If you wish to reserve space for you or your loved ones, please contact our Administrative Assistant at 215-887-1765. Click here for the Agreement of Interment.
Using Our Space
St. Peter’s welcomes members of our community to rent spaces in our church for special events and regularly scheduled classes and group meetings. The Parish Hall is a space well suited for receptions, wedding and baby showers, special celebrations such as First Communion and baptism receptions, and Scout Tributes. It seats 10-12 tables and 100-125 chairs, and it provides a full stage, as well. The Library and downstairs classrooms are perfect for smaller groups.
Some of the groups that rent our spaces on a regular basis are: Zumba classes, Storybook Theatre classes for children, Girl Scout Troops, and organizations like A.A., AlAnon, and Nicotine Anonymous.