St. Philip's Episcopal Church
St. Philip's Episcopal Church

We are called by God through the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ to worship and serve the Lord.

Fr. Peter Doddema, Rector


Welcome to the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. St. Philip's has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for Holy Eucharist on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. We also invite you to participate in any of our many parish ministries.

       "Come as you are; leave a little different."

            Upcoming Events


Service at Old Fort Harrod on Sunday, May 22nd (weather permitting)

Bishop Mark Van Koevering, Celebrant and Preacher

A Service of Confirmation, Reception and Reneal of Vows

Special Music

Luncheon following at the Parish House

We will gather for worship at 10 am near the Osage Orange tree near the front of Old Fort Harrod State Park.  If the weather is bad, we will gather for service at St. Philip's.  The worship will be our regular Sunday morning worship (including Eucharist), just adapted a bit of the change in surroundings.  This will also be our annual Bishop visit with service of confirmation, reception and renewal of vows.  A new member of the Daughters of the King will be installed. 
Please bring a lawn chair, dress casually & plan on having fun. 


Midweek Service Continues -  Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM

Join St. Philip's each Wednesday evening for

A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition

This is a lovely, meditative time to sit in the beautiful quiet of our lovely church, surrounded by the prayers and blessings of past and present saints.  The services will be in the Celtic tradition and reflect the roots of our particular denomination.


Enquirers' Class Concludes May 15th

This class will meet in the park at 11:15 on May 15th to rehearse the service of Confirmation, Reception and Renewal of Vows



Children and Youth Education. St. Philip's offers two unique and wonderful children's education programs.  Music, Art and Bible lessons occur on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays in the CER bldg. Our second program is Godly Play.  Our families meet in the church and our children lead us into worship. Then children walk with a guide to Parish Hall classroom, or CER bldg, and return to the church at the Offertory to be with their families for the Eucharist. Godly Play is offered on the second and fourth Sundays of each month for children who are preschool age through 4th grade Elementary School.  Godly Play is the sacred space for children to explore the stories of our faith. The Complete Guide to Godly Play describes it as a time for children to “enter in into parables, silence, sacred stories and sacred liturgy in order to discover God, ourselves, one another and the world around us.” Beth Pritchett is a certified teacher in the Godly Play curriculum, and she openly and warmly invites all age-appropriate children to this beautiful introduction to experiencing the mystery of God in our lives.


 Finding your way to St. Philip's. Finding one's way around our buildings can be difficult at first. To make it a bit easier we have a map of our buildings showing entrances. Click here to view the map.

Daughters of the King meet the first Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM:

The next meeting of the DOK will be on Sunday, May 1st at 11:30 AM.   You may contact Vicki Mackey ( or Rebecca Robinson ( if you have questions or would like to add someone to the DOK prayer list.


 The Community Meal will be served in the Parish House on the Fourth Thursday of the month beginning at 5 PM.  The next date is Thursday, May 26th.  If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Vicky Thurman or Katie Lay (or church office).  See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information (click here).


BB&B Men’s Group:  Check the weekly service bulletin for time and place.  


Sign-up sheets for altar flowers are in the church. Altar flowers are $40 per Sunday, and a dedication for the flowers appears in the bulletin (for example, "in honor of ..." or "in loving memory of ..."). We also need volunteers to provide snacks or finger food for coffee hour on the first Sunday of the month. Please sign up for these donations using the sign-up sheets.


Follow St. Philip's on Twitter. The St. Philip's Twitter feed is @StPhilipsKy ( Follow us to get tweets of current events at St. Philip's. You can also view our Facebook page at

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Kroger Card Rewards

Keep the Rewards coming.  Re-enrollment for 2016-2017 will be August 1-August 31.  Each participant currently signed up to support   St. Philip's through the Kroger Community Rewards will be required to re-enroll his or her Kroger plus card on an annual basis through website. 

Please enroll or re-enroll in August- Participants need to register their Kroger Plus cards online at by clicking on Enroll. You can then search for St. Philip's Episcopal Church by name and/or NPO number (11100) to link your Kroger Plus Card reward to St. Philip's. Every time you shop at Kroger and scan your Kroger Plus card, St. Philip's will receive a donation at no cost to you. Sign up, and ask all your friends to sign up too!

Newsletter by Email

The monthly St. Philip's newsletter is available by email. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email(instead of a paper copy through the Postal Service), please contact the church office by email or phone (859-734-3569). The newsletter will be sent as a pdf file. This will save postage, paper and toner cost plus you'll receive the emailed newsletter before the paper copies are delivered. Electronic copies (in pdf format) of current and past issues can be downloaded here.

Sign Up for DioLex Link

DioLex Link is the weekly email letter from the Diocese of Lexington. It is the primary source for news and information in the Diocese of Kentucky. If you aren't receiving DioLex Link then you should sign up today -- use the form on the home page of the Diocese of Lexington web site . Please note that the Diocese has suspended publication of the Advocate newspaper.

Meet the Staff

Learn about St. Philip's Episcopal Church, it's clergy, and staff. We have a rich history, and a vibrant team of people who make a difference.

Look at Our Photos

See a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at St. Philip's on the Photo Galleries page.

Where to Find Us:

St Philip's Episcopal Church
118 W Poplar St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Located on the corner of Short and Chiles Streets


phone: 859-734-3569



Worship: Sundays at 10:00 AM

Nursery available every Sunday!

Children's Church on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:00 AM

A Prayer for Service

Almighty God, assist us to see your vision of the growth and vitality of St. Philip's. Help us to reach those who do not know your saving grace. Deepen our commitment; increase our faith and trust, that we may live as witnesses to you. May the Holy Spirit lead us to the service you would have us do, as servants of Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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