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Saint Peter’s will mark the 150th Anniversary of our Diocese with a day of functions on Saturday, 2 March.
Our Vicar will present a lecture on how ritualism got a hold in the diocese then, after a cup of tea, we adjourn to the Church for a Requiem for Bishop Nevill, our founding Bishop.
Sunday, 24 February : Deadline for copy for the February edition of The Rock (there is no edition in January)
Tuesday, 26 February : Fellowship Group meets at Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village at 2pm for a talk by Phyllis Wheeler and afternoon tea. . Please advise Raylene 455 2389 or Gay 476 1613 by Friday 22 February if you plan to attend
Saturday, 2 March : We mark the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Dunedin
- 10am : Lecture, The advent of ritualism in the Diocese of Dunedin : Father Hugh Bowron recalls some extraordinary goings on
- 11.30am : Solemn Sung Requiem Eucharist for Bishop Nevill : Our Vicar’s address will look at little known features of the life and ministry of our founding Bishop
Tuesday, 5 March : Curry evening at 6pm at Shree Indian restaurant in the Mornington shopping centre. Please sign the notice in the Link so we can make a booking
Saturday, 9 March : Working Bee in the Church grounds
Sunday, 17 March: Parish AGM following the 1030 Service
Saturday, 6 April : Garage Sale in the hall at 10am
Saturday, 18 May : Organ recital by Kemp English at 2.30pm
The December edition is now available online. Printed copies are 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 January of 1963.
Armistice Day address, 11 November 2018
One hundred years after the Great War ended, Father James Harding talks about impressions and lessons from recent visits to war graves on the Western Front and looks at how Christians respond to war.
’I might have been expected to return from my visits to the Western Front an ardent pacifist, but I did not. ... While war is undoubtedly evil, we are living in a fallen world and sometimes it is necessary.’
Ordained a Priest
On Sunday, 9 September, Brian Kilkelly was ordained a Priest in a Service at the Cathedral. We have photo’s of Brian’s Ordination in our photo. gallery. You’ll also find pictures from his first Mass as a Priest the following day.
The St Kilda Brass, also known as The Saints, delighted a nearly full church on Saturday 8 September. Further photo’s of The Saints concert are in our photo. gallery.
Pentecost Vigil, 19 May 2018
Evensong and Benediction social gathering, 9 May 2018
Parish AGM, 29 April 2018
Easter Vigil, 31 March 2018
Re-visit the 2017 Caversham Lectures
Ordination of Brian Kilkelly
And you can see further photo’s of the ordination in our photo. gallery.
Our first Armistice Day Service
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.
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 1962 are now available.
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