St. Peter Docent Corps

Docent Corps of Historic Chapel of Saint Peter

The St. Peter Docent Corps provides information to the public about the Historic Chapel of St. Peter and the significant role it played in the history of the Harpers Ferry, the Civil War, and western expansion of the new nation.

Members will welcome the public to visit the interior, have a moment of peace or prayer, take photos, ask questions or provide information about the Historic Chapel of St. Peter. 

The group usually forms in April to train new members, however, new members are welcome to join at anytime. Training will be provided. Docents volunteers to cover uptown 5- three hour session (May – Oct). There is a lot of flexibility in covering dates. We also provide our service to the Chapel at Old Time Christmas in Harpers Ferry the first two weekends in December.

This ministry is an excellent way to share a love of history and  to promote positive image of the Church. We avoid evangelizing, but if asked, we may answer questions about the Faith or the Church.

Docents need not talk much just our presence, demeanor, appearance, respect and attention is required. We have greeted visitors from as far as Australia, as remote as Uzbekistan, and as local as anywhere in the USA. For more information, contact the parish office or docents@stjameswv.org