We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Christmas Play, 2021 goes outside

Since the 1990’s the annual St. Peter’s Christmas Play was inside the Church, usually during Advent 4. The play has always involved much of the congregation. However, due to Covid, there was no 2020 play. Let’s do something different! In 2021, the idea was to go outside in terms of location and marketing. We would invite the community and bring the meaning of Christmas to the world and schedule it in the evening outside. It would have two performances to attract a larger audience in the community. We also went outside the church for additional actors and actresses for an ecumenical flavor. We had a real Jesus born in 2021! The angels were not just children but adults as well. The music had to be mobile! This was a more involved play with 6 scenes and locations, including the pavilion dedicated in 2021. With this complexity the play had to include more directions and location managers. The play is here Scenes and locations Scene 1 – Elizabeth and Mary – Heimbach home Scene 2 – Joseph – Pine Tree near St. Peter’s Scene 3 – The Inn – Parish House back door Scene 4 – Shepherds and Angels – front of the church Scene 5 – Manger – Pavilion Scene 6 – Wisemen – Pavilion