St Peter's Eastern Hill

A diverse Anglo-Catholic community in the centre of Melbourne, Australia. Growing in God’s love.

Prayer of the week

Ordinary Sunday VI

Righteous God, you challenge the powers that rule this world and you show favour to the oppressed: instill in us a true sense of justice, that we may discern the signs of your kingdom and strive for right to prevail; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This week’s pew sheet

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Evensong & Benediction

Join us at 6pm on the fourth Sunday of the month for our choral service of evening prayer followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Our next Evensong and Benediction is Sunday, 24 February. You can find the 2019 Evensong calendar on our parish events page.

You can also register your interest on our Facebook page.

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Our Mission

We are an inclusive Church built on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. We are committed to social justice and diversity. Our mission is Catholic evangelism: "Growing in God's Love".

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The St Peter’s book room

The St Peter’s book room is a ministry within St Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne; a place of social outreach, book selling and welcome for the public. We sell not only books but also gifts, devotional items, and church supplies.

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St Peter’s Eastern Hill Melbourne Charitable Foundation

The St Peter's Eastern Hill Melbourne Charitable Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that supports the activities of St Peter's insofar as they relate to the benefit and support of people in necessitous circumstances.

The Foundation primarily carries out the former, by supporting the outreach activities of the Anglicare 'Lazarus Centre' program hosted at St Peter's Eastern Hill Church.

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Our music programme

Established in the 1850s, the choir of St Peter's Eastern Hill is one the oldest Anglican church choirs in Melbourne. It upholds an enviable and unique tradition of fine sacred choral music.

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Parish groups

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Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham at St Peter's is associated with the Society of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, England.

In 1061 the Lady Richeldis, the Saxon Lady of the Manor of Walsingham, had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a result of this vision, she had built a replica of the House of the Holy Family at Nazareth. At the site of the house in Walsingham there was also a Holy Well. The shrine became known as England's Nazareth and became a major place of pilgrimage for 500 years, second only to Canterbury. Augustinians and Franciscans established a priory church. In 1538, during the reign of Henry VIII, the shrine was destroyed and for the next 400 years Walsingham reverted to quiet village life.