St Peter's Traditions
St Peter's is well known for its Autumn and Christmas Fairs. Each has has a distinct character but both feature our iconic sausage sizzle, Pete's pantry and legendary raffles, not to mention baking, collectables, books and much more. Our Christmas fair is especially lively as it includes our very popular plant stall.
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St Peter's has a small but dedicated choir directed by Garth Smith which enhances the liturgy and usually sings on the first Sunday of each month.
Extra choristers from other church choirs, Palmerston North Choral Society and Renaissance Singers swell the ranks for special services such as Easter, Christmas, Patronal Festivals and other extraordinaty occasions.
We combine with C
St Peter's has been holding lunchtime concerts since 2004 when the then Vicar, the Rev Jim Tait, thought these would an excellent community outreach opportunity
The first concert was an organ recital by Alison Stewart on April 4th 2004.
For the first year or so the concerts were mainly organ recitals, then evolved to include student recitals, and now include various local perfor
Annual St Francis Pet Blessing Service
Every year in October on or near the feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St Peter's holds a special service where you are encouraged to bring your pets in to be blessed.
This year, our Pet Blessing will take place on 4 October 2020 which is also
Stir Up Sunday
Stir-up Sunday is the Sunday immediately before Advent and our every year our custom is to prepare our Church Christmas Cake. The children in our parish feature in this as they all have a turn at stirring up the makings before going to Sunday School. The bowl remains in the chancel and everyone is invited to have a stir
Our world of darkness waits for the Christ-light Gently kindling a new birth of hope Watching, waiting, awakening a new birth of hope.
Phil Porter and Elaine Kirkl
After several months of discussion, St Peter’s AAW (Association of Anglican Women) has disbanded and reformed to become the St Peter’s Women’s Fellowship.
The group attends the 10:00 am Eucharist on the first Wednesday of the month followed by morning tea and there is also the occasional outing with the most recent being a guided tour of the Esplanade Wildlife Rescue C
A Men's Study Group meets most Wednesday nights at 7:30pm, usually in the WIT Library at St Peter's church, although sometimes they may meet in someone's home or another venue.
The Group studies and discusses Scripture and also hold Compline or Night Prayer using A New Zealand Prayer Book.
St Peter's hosts a Senior Luncheon once a month on the second Wednesday
A dedicated catering team and volunteers within the parish prepares a delicious three course meal for any senior wishing to attend for $6 per head. As well as a tasty lunch there is the opportunity for some lively and joyful fellowship.