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

Lent 3

O God, the fountain of life, to a humanity parched with thirst you offer the living water that springs from the Rock, our Saviour Jesus Christ: stir up within your people the gift of your Spirit, that we may profess our faith with freshness and announce with joy the wonder of your love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

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Anglo-Catholic Events

Nine days of Prayer for the Feast of the Annunciation

To celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, this year St Peter's will be holding nine successive days of prayer and the Rosary beginning and ending with a Low Mass in our Lady Chapel.

We will be offering the Rosary with the intentions of our community, the wider church in our Diocese and for the renewal of the faith. Simple refreshments will be offered at the end of each session.

You can choose to pray the whole nine days or just one. If you have a specific intention you'd like to add on all or one of the days please contact us on Facebook.

For more information see our parish events listing.

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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.