The Good Friday Service : 9 April 2020
The traditional Good Friday Service, recorded by Our Vicar in the absence of a congregation as New Zealand remained locked down for COVID-19 control.
Join him for this most moving of Anglican Services.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all public Services are cancelled until further notice.
Page 3 of this month's edition of The Rock describes the measures we have in mind to help our parish stay together without physically gathering. You can read The Rock online here.
Once the crisis is past, Services will resume as usual.
Requests for special Services such as Weddings and funerals should continue to be made to The Vicar.
How to continue your offering
Cancellation of Services due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in force mean making an offering in the traditional way is not possible. Parish costs continue to mount up though so it is important to continue making a regular offering. Here are three ways you can make an offering without attending a Service.
Looking for The Pebble? You will find it on the News and Opinion page – always available in the News menu.
A message from the Vicar
There are no printed copies this month because of the current level 4 COVID-19 restrictions. 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 March of 1964.
Visits in the Photo. Gallery
Our Photo. Gallery is again up to date with our series of visits to local churches of special character.
Sadly, the remaining visit scheduled for next month has had to be put off because of the COVID-19 restrictions now in place.
But we'll be back!
All Services are cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 level 4 restrictions.
We will post video versions as possible.
Friday, 10 April : Good Friday : Video celebration of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, 11 April : Holy Saturday : Video of Easter Vigil and first Mass of Easter
Sunday, 19 April : Deadline for copy for the April edition of The Rock
Saturday, 30 May: 6pm : Vigil of Pentecost
Saturday, 5 September: 2pm : Concert by the St Kilda Brass Band
Diocesan 150th anniversary videos
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.
Festival of Brass and Carols, 22 December 2019
An evolution of the traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this Christmas Festival features the ensemble of the St Kilda Brass – an A Grade brass band which is based locally.
Recorded on 22 December, 2019
Celebrant: Father Hugh Bowron, Vicar of Saint Peter's.
Director of Music: David Hoskins.
Our first Armistice Day Service
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.
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 EvensongOn 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:
- the Diocesan Synod Service
- the 150th Anniversary Solemn Sung Eucharist
- Bishop Victoria Matthews’ sermon at the 150th Anniversary Service
- A documentary of highlights from the 150th Anniversary weekend - including, in full, Our Vicar’s talk on Colourful Past Vicars of Saint Peter’s
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.
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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