Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of parishioners of Saint Peter’s Caversham will be held on Sunday 26 July after the 10.30 am Service for the purpose of hearing and receiving the reports of the Vicar and the Wardens, receiving the accounts for the year past, electing the People’s warden, the Vestry, the Synod representatives and the Auditor and discussing any general business.
Level 2 restrictions now permit up to 100 people to gather for Services.
Usual Services have resumed (see our Services page), though with some changes for social distancing and contact tracing.
Messages from the Vicar
During the COVID-19 lock-down Our Vicar recorded a series of messages for parishioners. You can watch them here:
#10 - 26 May 2020
#9 - 23 May 2020
#8 - 14 May 2020
Number #7 was overtaken by events after filming and before it was posted
#6 - 30 April 2020
#5 - 22 April 2020
#4 - 14 April 2020
#3 - 8 April 2020
#2 - 1 April 2020
#1 - 25 March 2020
How to continue your offering
You may not be ready to yet attend Services due to COVID-19. Parish costs continue to mount up though so it is important to continue making a regular offering. Here are three ways you can make an offering without attending a Service.
Looking for The Pebble? You will find it on the News and Opinion page – always available in the News menu.
Printed copies will be available in Church while they last. You'll get it first online though. 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 June of 1964.
Sunday, 19 July : Deadline for copy for the July edition of The Rock
Sunday, 26 July : Parish Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 29 August: 2pm : Concert by the St Kilda Brass Band
Visits in the Photo. Gallery
Our Photo. Gallery is again up to date with our series of visits to local churches of special character.
Sadly, the final visit scheduled had to be put off because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
But we'll be back!
Diocesan 150th anniversary videos
As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Dunedin, Diocesan registrar Andrew Metcalf has produced a series of video profiles of Anglican parishes in Otago and Southland, including this one of our own Saint Peter’s Caversham.
You can find all the profiles on the 150 Years Video Collection page of the Diocesan website.
Festival of Brass and Carols, 22 December 2019
An evolution of the traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this Christmas Festival features the ensemble of the St Kilda Brass – an A Grade brass band which is based locally.
Recorded on 22 December, 2019
Celebrant: Father Hugh Bowron, Vicar of Saint Peter's.
Director of Music: David Hoskins.
Our first Armistice Day 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.
Do It Online
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To update your details on the parish roll, email RollUpdate@stpeterscaversham.org.nz with your name/s, address, email address and telephone number
57 Baker Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand +64-3-455-3961 : or e-mail us