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 our many parish ministries.

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




Photos from the SPY Visit to Devine Corn Maze, Service in the Park, Blessing of the Animals, and Blessing of the Hounds are posted in the photo gallery pages. Click here to view the photos.


St. Philip's vendor's booth is now at Rags to Riches in Harrodsburg. We now have room to take donations of larger items and are ready for Christmas trinkets. Check out the booth -- it is toward the back of the building and has a "St. Philip's" sign on it. Thanks for all the generous donations! We are averaging $100 per month in income for St. Philip's. Call the church office if you need someone to pick up your donations.


Bishop Caldwell has announced the end of his service as Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Lexington effective at the end of this year. Click here to read his letter.

The Standing Committee has announced the plan for selecting selecting our next bishop. You can read the announcement here.

The Episcopal Election Planning Committee has created two documents to help the Diocese understand the process we've used to discern our next steps in electing our next Bishop Provisional:

  1.  The Mini-Profile that was shared with the Office of Pastoral Development. This document has been well-received by the House of Bishops and is becoming a model for other Dioceses. Please click here to view and download the Mini-Profile.

  2.  A Frequently Asked Questions page. This document includes a prayer for the election, information about our discernment process, and compensation information. Click here to view and download the Frequently Asked Questions.


Save the Date: Diocesan Convention 2018! The 122nd Convention of the Diocese of Lexington will be on Saturday, February 24th, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Winchester, Ky. Mark you carlendar!


Service Schedule


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

(see announcement below for description)


February 4 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


February 11 at 10:00 AM: Rite II Eucharist


February 14 at 12:00 Noon: Ash Wdnesday Liturgy


February 14 at 7:00 PM: Ash Wdnesday Liturgy


February 18 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


February 25 at 10:00 AM: Rite II Eucharist


March 4 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


March 11 at 10:00 AM: Joint Worship with St Peter AME

at St. Philip's


March 18 at 10:00 AM: Rite I Eucharist


March 25 at 10:00 AM: Rite II Eucharist




Upcoming Events


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper


St. Philip's and Harrodsburg United Methodist Church will co-host a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday in the Parish Hall at St. Philip's. If you would like to assist with the supper, please contact Greg Yankey at 859-325-3240.


NA Addiction and Family Resource Group


St. Philip’s will host an NA group on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM beginning February 6. The group will meet in the Parish Hall and will be facilitated by Marty Gray. Though there are NA groups in Lexington, there are currently none in Mercer County, and this causes a major gap in the services available to people jere who wish to maintain their sobriety and help others become drug-free as well. The group is named the Addiction and Family Resource Group. It will meet weekly at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on NA, visit their web site. All interested persons are invited to attend the meetings, and everyone is asked to remember this ministry in your prayers.


Ash Wednesday Services


The liturgy for Ash Wednesday will be at 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM on February 14. The 7:00 PM service will be community service in conjunction with Harrodsburg United Methodist, Christian, and Presbyterian churches. Both services will be at St. Philip's.


New Vestry Members


At the Annual Parish Meeting in November, two new Vestry members were elected to three-year terms beginning January 1, 2018. The parish elected Kathy Dedman and Kristie Jones. The Senior Warden for 2018 is Vicki Mackey and Greg Yankey will serve as the Junior Warden.


Recurring Events


Service of Reflection & Dialogue every Wednesday at 6:30 PM: This is a casual interactive service. Fr. Peter has a short sermon followed by a time to reflect, respond, and discuss. It is a very relaxed and supportive service with time to listen as well as time to speak about life's concerns. Please join us for a quieter, contemplative time of worship, prayer, and healing.


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 is served in the Parish Hall 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

Quick Links

Kroger Card Rewards

Keep the Rewards coming. 

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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