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."


Service Schedule


Service of Reflection & Dialogue every Wednesday at 6:30 PM


August 6 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


August 13 at 10:00 AM: Rite II Eucharist


August 20 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


August 27 at 10:00 AM: Rite II Eucharist


September 3 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


September 10 at 10:30 AM: Joint Service at St Peter AME

(see announcement below for details)


September 17 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


September 24 at 10:00 AM: Worship in the Park

(see announcement below for details)



            Upcoming Events


Joint Worship with St Peter AME Church

Sunday, September 10th at 10:30 AM

St Peter AME, 225 Lexington Ave, Harrodsburg


On Sunday, September 10th, the St Philip's and St Peter's congregations will worship together at St. Peter AME Church (225 Lexington Avenue, Harrodsburg). Worship is at 10:30 am. There will be lunch following the service.


During Holy Week this year Pastor William Jenkins and St. Peter AME joined us for worship on Maundy Thursday. It was a wonderful, blessed time and St Peter is graciously returning the invitation. Please join us at St. Peter’s that Sunday; it is sure to be a meaningful worship experience.



Worship in the Park

Sunday, September 24th at 10:00 AM

Fort Harrod Park


We will worship at Fort Harrod Park on Sunday, September 24 at 10 AM. We’rerenting the pavilion shelter behind the Fort for the service, so if there is rain, we will still worship at the Fort. There will be an all-parish picnic in the pavilion immediately after the service, so please stay for good food andwonderful company! This is a great service for inviting friends and family because it’s relaxed and low-key. People who might be a little lost in our regular Sunday service can more easily get a feel for what a great congregation we are and how meaningful our worship is.



Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1st at 4:00 PM

Fort Harrod Park


The annual Blessing of the Animals day, commemorating the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, will be on October 1st. This is a short, chaotic, super-fun service that Episcopalians observe each year. We will gather with our pets at Fort Harrod Park

(under the Osage Orange Tree) at 4:00 PM. We will have brief prayers and give thanks for our pets and then the priest will bless each pet individually. If your pet is social, it’s a great time to be out and make new friends (both 2-legged and 4-legged :)). If your pet is a little antisocial, you can bring a picture of the pet to be blessed. Animals definitely bless and enrich our lives and this is a simple service to say "thank you" to God for their presence with us.



Regular Events


Children and Youth Education. St. Philip's offers two unique wonderful children's education programs. The first Sunday of the month, Kids remain and serve in church.  Music, Art and Bible lessons occur on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the CER Youth Center located next door to the church bldg. Our families meet in the church and our children lead us into worship. Then children walk with a guide to the 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. 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.

Nursery is available for children under 4yrs. every Sunday.


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

Please contact Vicki Mackey ( or Rebecca Robinson ( for questions about DOK of if you 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 4:45 PM. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Katie Lay (or church office). See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information (click here).


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.  There are no flowers during Lent.


 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.

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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Please enroll anytime 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

Church building is 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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