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The Rock

The October edition is now available online. Printed copies will be available in Church from Sunday while they last, but you get it first and forever online! See below how to get a handy email when each new issue is available.

Our Printed Heritage page now includes all available issues up to October of 1963.

Coming Events

Tuesday, 22 October : Curry evening

Tuesday, 5 November : 7.30pm : Caversham Lecture ’New Zealand Dairying: Blessing or Curse’ – Richard Kyte Click to view more detail on Richard Kyte’s lecture

Tuesday, 12 November : 7.30pm : Caversham Lecture ’Aftermath: the political landscape left by the winding down of the wars in Syria and Iraq’ – Dr Bill Harris View more info

Sunday, 17 November : Deadline for copy for the November edition of The Rock

Tuesday, 19 November : 7.30pm : Caversham Lecture Father James Harding examines the historicity or otherwise of the escape of the children of Israel from Pharaoh’s Egypt and the meeting between Moses and God on Mount Sinai View more info

Saturday, 23 November : Organ recital in Saint Peter’s by Kemp English

Tuesday, 26 November : 7.30pm : Caversham Lecture ’Church Romanesque architecture’ – Rod Hamel View more info

Sunday, 22 December : 10.30am : Festival of Brass and Carols with the ensemble of the St Kilda Brass Band

Tuesday, 31 December : 10.30pm : Watchnight Service

Saturday, 25 January 2020 : 11am : Visit to St Barnabas, Warrington for celebration of the feast of the conversion of St Paul

Diocesan 150th anniversary videos

Diocesan profile of Saint Peter’s Caversham.

Diocese of Dunedin : 150 years

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Dunedin, Diocesan registrar Andrew Metcalf has produced a series of video profiles of Anglican parishes in Otago and Southland, including this one of our own Saint Peter’s Caversham.

You can find all the profiles on the 150 Years Video Collection page of the Diocesan website.


The advent of Ritualism in the Diocese of Dunedin.

And don’t forget Our Vicar’s address marking the Anniversary in which he explains how Ritualism took a hold in the diocese.


Returns of The Saints

View photo's of the concert in our photo. gallery

The St Kilda Brass, also known as The Saints, returned as promised on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

The band played to an audience which only just squeezed in to Saint Peter’s and delighted the crowd with an eclectic programme.

Visit our photo. gallery to see pictures of the band in action.

The band’s ensemble will accompany our Festival of Brass and Carols on 22 December. A special Christmas treat.


New Photographs

Tidying the grounds : 9 March 2019

Special birthday morning tea, 15 August 2019


Pictures of a special morning tea celebrating significant birthdays
of Thursday morning congregation members.

Tidying the grounds : 9 March 2019

Expedition to Pukehiki Church (and Portobello Hotel), 10 August 2019


See the new photo’s of parishioners visiting the peninsula
for a special Eucharist and lunch.



Popular Videos

As part of marking the 150th Anniversary of theDiocese of Dunedin, Our Vicar presented a talk on 2 March explaining how Ritualism took a hold in our neck of the woods. You can watch the full lecture here.


Our first Armistice Day Service

Armistice Day Service : 12 November 2017

Armistice Day Service
12 November 2017


Visit of our new Bishop

Our new Bishop was installed on 22 September. On the 23rd he led hist first Diocesan Synod (which was held at Saint Peter's) and on the 24th he preached and celebrated our 10.30am Service.

Watch the Service in high definition on our Services page, or listen to the Bishop’s sermon from the pulpit.

Removing the Holy Cross memorial windows

On 16 December, 2016 four memorial windows were removed from Holy Cross and prepared for relocation at Saint Peter’s.

Watch a short video of the windows’ removal here.

Night Skies over the Third Reich

On Tuesday, 31 January, Saint Peter’s hosted Archdeacon Neville Selwood. Over 45 people listened to him talk with Vicar Hugh Bowron about his experiences as a Lancaster navigator during World War 2.

You can see the archdeacons’s recollections of his time in Bomber Command here in High Definition.

Choral Evensong

On 17 July, the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral visited Saint Peter’s and sang Choral Evensong and Benediction, with Rachmaninov’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in the original Church Slavonic. Another wonderful special Service which you can see below.


We also have videos available of:

Check the ‘Services at Saint Peter’s‘ page in the menu for video of the Services and sermon. The 150th Anniversary Highlights video is available here.


View digitised copies of historic Parish Magazines

Our Printed Heritage

An additional issue of our early parish magazines is added to our online archive each month when The Rock is published..

All those from December 1952 (the earliest one) to this month in 1963 are now available.

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