(06) 358 5403

Welcome to St Peter's

Who we Are

We are a diverse congregation of people from a wide variety of ages and stages and walks of life. There are some new members here, as well as others who have worshipped here for decades.

As an Anglican parish, we have links to a much wider body. We are part of the Diocese of Wellington, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia and the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Some of the first people you may come in contact with here are:

Anne Chrisp: the vicar of St Peter’s. Anne has been vicar here since 2008. In this role, she values the rich mix of people who cross her path. She is trained as a spiritual director, and is drawn to the contemplative tradition. Anne is married, with 3 adult daughters.

Rachel Manktelow ; the parish secretary, answers the phone and replies to your emails. Rachel is the efficient receptionist and administrator who ensures that everything runs smoothly in the background. She is here to help you!

Yvonne Rae: is the People’s Warden, elected by parishioners as their representative.

John Freebairn is Vicar’s Warden. His main role at St Peter’s is to offer Anne much appreciated support. 

We are fortunate to have a team of clergy regularly rostered for services. You may meet –

Geneth Davies, priest, on the pastoral care team, regularly at morning prayer 

Ross Downes, priest and builder

Amy Houben, priest assistant with a license to offer ministry with rest home communities and leads the pastoral care team  She is married to Tony and they have a young son named Oran.

Faye Davenport, deacon and sacristan, and a nurse

Derm Beuchanan

We are a parish which is not afraid of questions – we believe that tussling with issues enhances our faith. An Education for Ministry (EFM) group is currently meeting in the parish, as well as a couple of home groups. Each year, there is a Lent study.

Children are welcomed and encouraged

Monthly, we offer a free lunch-time concert, and a lunch for Seniors. There is an AAW group who meet here (Association of Anglican Women) Please click here to find out more about the St. Peters AAW.  Every year we hold a parish fair (or two!); and we enjoy parish social events.

If you would like to know more about us, email Rachel or come to a service; make an appointment to speak to Anne. We look forward to talking to you!

Our Four Vision Streams

1. Actively Caring

2. Fosters a Spiritual Journey

3. Inclusion and Belonging

4. Building Partnerships


Australian Violinist 

Hayden Wiseman

Coming to St.Peters!

Concert: Sunday February 17 at 6:30pm

Click here for more details




Parish Lenten Study 2019

 Call our office to register your interest by Friday 1st March 2019.

All Welcome

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

Office Hours: 9am - 12 noon Monday to Friday

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