Mission: St. Peter's mission is to welcome with God's love all people on their journey of faith. History: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, which stands on the southern section of the Monroe Green, is the oldest church in Monroe. The laying of the foundation and raising of the framework of St. Peter's began in 1802. It took another five years of dedicated labor to prepare the church for its consecration in September of 1807. The church was started and completed during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. St. Peter's Church architecture is of the Federal Period. It is attributed to the famed Connecticut architect, David Hoadley, who incorporated details that included the arched ceiling and palladium windows. The church structure originally nestled close to the ground and sat on a very small parcel of land purchased in the late 18th Century. Prior to 1807, local Episcopalians journeyed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ripton, now Huntington Center to attend church services, a considerable distance by foot, horse, or horse and wagon. St. Peter's became a mission church of St. Paul's and shared the same minister until 1811.