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The May 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 May of 1963.
Saturday, 8 June : Pentecost Vigil Service 6 pm
Sunday, 23 June : Deadline for copy for the June edition of The Rock
Sunday, 30 June : Patronal Festival
Saturday 24 August : Expedition to Pukehiki Church for 11am Eucharist followed by lunch at the Portobello Hotel
Saturday, 7 September : Concert by St Kilda Brass Band (’The Saints’)
Tuesday, 5 November : Caversham Lecture ’New Zealand Dairying: Blessing or Curse’ – Richard Kyte
Tuesday, 12 November : Caversham Lecture ’Aftermath: the political landscape left by the winding down of the wars in Syria and Iraq’ – Dr Bill Harris
Tuesday, 19 November : 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
Tuesday, 26 November : Caversham Lecture ’Church Romanesque architecture’ – Rod Hamel
Working Bee, 9 March 2019
First annual curry evening, 5 March 2019
Diocesan 150th lecture
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.
Band delights and rebooks
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.
And the band is scheduled to return to Saint Peter’s in September, so mark the date: Saturday, 7 September for an afternoon of brass.`
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.’
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 1963 are now available.
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