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St Alban - June 22

First Martyr of Britain

St Alban - June 22

St Alban is the earliest British Christian known to us by name and martyred for the faith.

A Christian priest, fleeing for safety, came to the house of a pagan named Alban in Verulamium (present day St Albans). Alban gave him shelter over several weeks, and was so struck by the beauty of the religion the fugitive professed that he himself was converted to the Christian faith.

When the officers of the Roman army came to Alban’s house searching for the priest, Alban exchanged garments with the priest and sent him away to safety, allowing himself to be arrested instead. When the governor of Verulamium heard what had happened and discovered that Alban also had become a Christian and that he refused to renounce his faith, he ordered him to be flogged and tortured. When he realised that Alban had no intention of renouncing his new faith, the governor sentenced him to be executed.

Alban was beheaded on 22 June 304 near where St Alban’s Cathedral now stands.

Farewell to Rev. Geneth Davies

Rev. Ross Downes

All of us, today, will feel the wrench of saying goodbye to Geneth and Alistair. They have both in their own ways exercised vital roles in the life of this Parish.

Saying goodbye, literally means that a significant change will take place within our Faithcommunity. It will take on a different shape. A little like a death, we will need to engage in a measured amount of meaning reconstruction. For Geneth, decades of ministry in this placewill come to an end. For us, all those things that we are used to experiencing in the ministry of Geneth, will now need to be seen in the ministry of others...Read more...

Rev Geneth Davies presiding with Rev Ross and Vicar Stuart

Henare Wiremu Taratoa - June 21

Henare Wiremu Tarato of Te Ranga - June 21

The story of Henare Wiremu Taratoa is closely bound up with the story of Heni Te Kiri Karamu. It was Henare who both commended and then wrote down the “Orders of the Day” for the Maori forces that were to inspire the compassionate actions of Heni at the defence of Gate Pa. British troops had arrived in the Tauranga district to prevent the transport of supplies to the Waikato tribes through the region. The local tribe gathered at Te Waoku pa near the Waimapu River, and then at Poteriwhi pa a code of conduct was drawn up. The code was conveyed to the British commander by Taratoa at the request of the chief Rawiri Puhirake. Read more...

Services on Sunday June 27

Patronal Festival

9:30am Eucharist (ANZPB)

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St Peter's Anglican Church

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays.

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays

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