Vicar's Message

St. Peter’s is an inclusive church where all will feel the embrace and love of Christ in our community of faith. We are small but we worship enthusiastically, with emphasis upon good liturgy and fine music. We invite you to come and join us!

Fr. Donald L. Turner, Vicar

Read our newsletter or contact us to learn about St.Peter's-at-the-Light.

All Are Welcome

Sunday Mass is held at 10:00 a.m.
Children, the Vicar and penguin friends share a story

Healing Mass: 1st Wednesday of each month at Noon

Resources are provided for our families for Christian education at home

St. Peter's Garden is a focal point not only in Barnegat Light, but for all of Long Beach Island. Many people have found respite over the years in the midst of its floral beauty, under the canopy of trees. During the months when the island is active with cyclists, walkers, and joggers a cooler is kept in the garden with chilled water free for the taking. Signs on the Boulevard and Broadway invite them to rest a while in the garden, and enjoy the refreshing water.

About Us

A rich and loving relationship with Long Beach Island.
Our History

Located on the New Jersey shore, St. Peter’s-at-the-Light Episcopal Church is nestled on the northern tip of LBI in the quaint fishing borough of Barnegat Light, under the sweeping beam of the “Old Barney” Lighthouse.

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The Triptych

A magnificent triptych, depicting the life of St. Peter, graces the east wall behind the altar. Its panels, three-dimensional carvings and Renaissance-style paintings, portray scenes in the life of St. Peter, with flora and fauna of Long Beach Island.

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Memorial Windows

The spectacularly beautiful stain glass memorial windows were installed in the 1970’s. The first was the St. Peter window, dedicated to the memory of Lewis Carr, creator the the Triptych and adjoining wall art.

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Our Community

Barnegat Light, a beloved destination for visitors as well as locals, is a quaint, family-oriented seashore town and a popular destination to soak up the sun while enjoying beautiful beaches or visiting restaurants, ice cream parlors, and shops.

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Policy on Marriage

We are happy to have you consider St. Peter's-at-the-Light as the setting for your wedding. We invite you to review our wedding policy.

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Policy on Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is our initiation into the Body of Christ. Our policy on baptism carefully outlines requirements for its administration here at St. Peter's-at-the-Light.

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Sermon preached by the
Rev'd Fr. Donald L. Turner, Vicar
St. Peter's-at-the-Light
Episcopal Church
Barnegat Light, New Jersey
(16 Pentecost, Proper 21 - Year C).

St. Luke 16: 19-31

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

In the spring of 1956 I, a 17-year-old kid “wet behind the ears,” was invited to preach at the Wheeler Mission in downtown Indianapolis. The Wheeler Mission was founded in 1893 and is still there on Market Street where the staff ministers to homeless men, not an insignificant number of which are alcohol and/or drug addicts.

I have no recall as to what I preached, but being a Baptist at that time I’m sure I called them to repentance of “their sinful ways.”

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Our programs and activities are traditional or innovative ways we seek to bring others to Christ, and into the joy of our parish fellowship.
Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing of the Animals, observed in random years, is always on or near October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Blessing of
the Fleet

It has been a local tradition to bless commercial and pleasure boats that are moored at Barnegat Light on the Sunday of Father's Day weekend.

Open House

Every Tuesday in July and August St. Peter's-at-the-Light is open from 10 a.m. until noon for visitors.


On the Sunday in June nearest the 29th (the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul) we have our Annual Parish Picnic, to which members and friends are invited.



Sunday Mass involves the talents and gifts of many people. Read more to learn about the wonderful work of our Acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers.

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To bring the word of God to our members on a more personal level we offer programs throughout the year. Lenten and Advent Bible Study, Inquirers' and Confirmation Classes among them.

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St. Peter's

Many dedicated committed parishioners work faithfully uncomplainingly to serve God and the in his church. Learn more about our Altar Guild, Mission Committee, and Outreach.

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The Lower Lights

The Lower Lights is our monthly parish newsletter which reaches almost 200 members and friends of St. Peter's-at-the-Light with articles and information pertaining to our life together.

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