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Coming Events

Friday, 22 September : Ordination of Father Steven Benford as Bishop of Dunedin in St Paul’s Cathedral at 7.30pm

Saturday, 23 September : One-day meeting of the Diocesan Synod in our hall

Sunday, 24 September : Episcopal visit. Bishop Steven Benford presides and preaches at our 10.30am Service. There will be no 8am Service this day.

Saturday, 4 November : Parish Garage Sale

Tuesday, 7 November : Caversham Lecture. Dr Andrew Geddis discusses our current legal and human rights in the light of recently enacted surveillance and counter-terrorism legislation

Sunday, 12 November : Armistice Day Service at 10.30am

Tuesday, 14 November : Caversham Lecture. Professor of Biomedical ethics Grant Gillett . Opening the Mind: Confessions of a brain surgeon

Sunday, 19 November : Reverend Jonathan Hicks is guest preacher

Tuesday, 21 November : Caversham Lecture. Rachel Zajac, University of Otago psychology department, specialist in forensic psychology. Wrongful Conviction–what goes wrong when wrongful convictions occur

Sunday, 26 November : Feast of Christ the King. Archbishop Sir David Moxon presides and preaches

Tuesday, 28 November : Caversham Lecture. Archbishop Sir David Moxon – The current state of Anglican Roman Catholic relations

Tuesday, 5 December : Caversham Lecture. Dr Margo Barton. Citizen Stylist project

Archdeacons in the news

Two of Saint Peter’s connections have featured in the Otago Daily Times recently.

Archdeacon Neville Selwood was awarded France’s highest honour, the legion d’honneur (Legion of Honour). Read the ODT article. And remember You can see the archdeacons’s recollections of his time in Bomber Command here in High Definition.

Archdeacon Bernard Wilkinson was awarded the first ever Mayoral Commendation Award by the Mayor of Waitaki. Read the ODT article.

The Rock

The August 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 August of 1961.

Organ Recital Series

John Linker, Director of Music at the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch, performed this year’s celebrity organ recital on 15 July.

View the programme, programme notes and artist bio. here.

And see photo’s of the recital in our photo. gallery.

New Bishop elected

Father Steve Benford (pictured at left in a photo. from his current parish’s website), currently Vicar of St Joseph the Worker in Northolt, London, has been elected the next Bishop of Dunedin.

See the announcement on the Dunedin Diocesan website.

Read the Otago Daily Times announcing the election of our new Bishop.

Visit our new Bishop’s current parish website.

Memorial window dedicated

The Woodhouse Memorial Window (pictured here), recently removed from Holy Cross St Kilda and now installed in Saint Peter’s, was dedicated at the 10.30am Service on 7 May.

Video and still images of the dedication ceremony are available in our photo. gallery.

Video of the entire Service is available here.

Or watch just the dedication ceremony here.

You can see further photo’s of the Woodhouse Memorial Window in its new location in the photo. gallery.

Kate Paterson in Japan : May 2017

Warden in Japan

People’s Warden Kate Paterson visited family in Japan recently and sent us these snapshots. See them in our Photo. Gallery.

Popular Videos

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.

Watch a short video of the windows’ removal here.

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 Evensong

On 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:

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.

Recent Photographs

Sunday Serenade : June 2017

Sunday Serenade, June 2017

A concert of British art music raised over $700 for the woodhouse Memorial Window.
See the Sunday Serenade photo’s now

Christmas and New Year’s Eve : December 2016

Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016

The Photo. Gallery gives you an idea of the mystique of candle lit Services.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A large congregation joined in the traditional Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on Sunday, 18 December. More photo’s are in the Photo. Gallery

Karsyn Ludlow baptism, 27 November 2016

Karsyn Ludlow baptised

Karsyn Rex Ludlow was baptised on 27 November by Our Vicar, Father Hugh Bowron. We have photo’s of Karsyn’s baptism in the photo. gallery.

Day trip to Teschemakers : 1 October 2016

Day trip to Teschemakers

On 1 October Saint Peter's took a coach trip. See the photographs of our day trip to Teschemakers in the photo. gallery.

Spring garden working bee : 10 September 2016

Gardeners at work

On 10 September we held a Spring working bee in the curch grounds. See the photo’s of parishioners at work in our photo. gallery.

View digitised copies of historic Parish Magazines

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 1960 are now available.

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