Community Groups

If you would like more information about any of the following groups, or to join – please contact the office on (03) 348 5653.

The AAW Daytime Fellowship

The AAW Daytime Fellowship

Association of Anglican Women (AAW)

Meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10 am celebrating Holy Communion in the Parish Hall, followed by morning tea and a guest speaker. Some outings are held from time to time.

Card Making

Card Making

A very busy card making group meet many Saturdays in the Parish Hall and sometimes other venues from 10 am – 4 pm.

Choir

Choir

St. Peter’s has a choir of over 20 members and has a fine reputation and standard. We also have some talented instrumentalists. If you can sing in tune, can preferably read music, would like to be involved in leading worship and are looking for good fellowship, please contact the Director of Music, through the office.

 

Coffee & Chat

Coffee & Chat

This group meet on a Thursday in the York room from 10 am until noon. It is a place to enjoy good coffee and tea, homemade food and a chat. Everyone is welcome. A koha is invited.

English Conversation Class

English Conversation Class

This group meets every Friday during school term time at Petersgate from 4 pm until 6 pm. A group of tutors from St. Peter’s congregation present lessons designed to assist migrants with life in New Zealand. Fellowship and friendship is fostered, afternoon tea provided and some pastoral support.
Once a term a Christian focussed lesson is presented. This may be about Christianity in general or a Bible story. The class is free and all are welcome.

Exercise Class

Exercise Class

Our Exercise Class is held in the Parish Hall every Tuesday from 9.30 am until 10.30 am, followed by a cuppa. The roll is full at the present time but if you wish to join you may put your name on the waiting list by phoning the office on (03) 348 5653.

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Our group arrange the flowers in the Parish Hall each week for the services on Sunday.

Good News Club

Good News Club

Sunday School

This group meet on a Sunday, during term time, at 9.30 am in the York Room. They have a learning session until joining the congregation to receive communion. Their programme is hands-on and lots of fun. We want to share the gospel in children’s language and so children can develop their own faith according to Gospel values. The children paint ‘welcome’ stones to give to children at Baptism; they perform plays at Christmas and other times of the year; they make gifts for mothers’ day to give out at church; they go on family outings to places like 10 pin bowling and have picnics. The parents also have a meal together once a term.

Keeping Good Company

Keeping Good Company

Keeping Good Company is a group of performers who have been offering their dramatic and musical skills to churches, schools and community groups for some years now. These have included musicals, Passion Plays, Dinner Theatres, historical and Biblical characterisations, Children’s Holiday Shows, Christmas sketches for children and adults, along with a variety of short plays for various occasions. Scripts produced by KGC have not only been produced locally but have also had wider circulation in many countries through the website Dramatix. Enquiries welcome for potential actors, musicians or backstage crew – contact David via email here.

Mainly Music

Mainly Music

Mainly Music participants meet each Tuesday during term time in the Parish Hall at 11 am until noon. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and children all enjoy a musical hour and morning tea.

Missions

Missions

On the 1st Sunday of the month there is a Mission Table full of goodies, baking, preserves, gifts etc which parishioners have donated. The funds raised from these Mission Tables are sent to help various overseas groups in Cambodia, Fiji, Philippines, Tanzania etc.

Petersgate Counselling Centre

Petersgate Counselling Centre

Petersgate Trust provides affordable professional counselling to the community. We respect and look after the needs of everyone, regardless of creed, culture or socio-economic background.

Please refer to — https://www.petersgate.org.nz/

Rest Home Ministry

Rest Home Ministry

We have a large team who take Holy Communion to Rest Homes in our area. Nine rest homes have a special service once a month with hymns. We also take Holy Communion to those who are housebound. Please phone the office if you know someone who would like this.

Sharing & Caring

Sharing & Caring

Prayer & Bible Study

Our Sharing and Caring Group meet at a parishioners home every 2nd Monday from 10 am until 11.30 am. They have a short Bible study, prayer and morning tea.

Walking Group

Walking Group

The walkers meet twice a week – Mondays at 9.30 am and Thursdays at 1.30 pm. A list of places to meet and walk is circulated to those interested.

Family Orchestra

Family Orchestra

This group meet every Friday, during term time; 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm in the Parish Hall. The Orchestra is both a musical group as well as a fellowship group. The programme runs as follows:
6.00 pm – Food, glorious food
6.30 pm – Ensemble practice
7.30 pm – Circle time/games
8.00 pm – Dismissal

On the 4th Sunday of each month, the orchestra will have the opportunity to play for the 11.00 am Family Holy Communion Service in the Bowden Hall.

  • Who should join – If you play an orchestral instrument, we would very much like to hear from you.
  • What do you need to bring: Pack your instrument, a music stand and a good sense of humour and fun, and drop in on us at our Church Parish Hall every Friday from 6 – 8 pm.
  • Who to contact: Dr Matt Melchert; 022 050 3671 or contact via email here.

As this is a community service, there is no membership fee.

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The "A-Team"

The grounds and buildings at St Peter’s and St Luke’s require the efforts of many people to keep them in a manner that everyone expects.  Some of the work is done by paid staff and contractors, but there is a myriad of jobs that pile up and wait for available volunteers to tackle them.

A few years ago a loose group of like-minded people began to meet on a more-or-less regular basis from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon on Fridays to try to keep on top of the work.  They called themselves the “A Team”, and they have done some amazing work including (but not limited to)

  • Painting fences
  • Building fences
  • Painting rooves
  • Preparing window frames for painting
  • Painting window frames
  • Fixing spouting
  • Fixing drainage pipes
  • Water blasting buildings to clean them
  • Mending gates and fences
  • Building steps for Portacoms
  • Laying foundations for Containers
  • Weeding gardens
  • Trimming trees
  • Cutting hedges
  • Chipping branches
  • Making garden conditioner/mulch out of composted leaves
  • Clearing spoutings
  • Laying gravel on pathways
  • Shifting bricks and stone from the earthquake damage
  • Mending electrical items
  • Picking up rubbish around the grounds
  • Cleaning houses ready for tenanting

The list is endless.  “If you see it needs to be done, then do it” is our motto.  We would like to extend our team to include others who might like to help.  Its not just hard work, it’s also fun, and we have no preconceived expectations of people.  They can do as much or as little as they want.

And the best part is the morning tea (see picture), where we get to have a long, leisurely chat to each other.

The A Team of light maintenance men and women would like to extend a cordial invitation for you to join them.  Either just turn up on a Friday morning and do anything you think needs doing, or if you like a more structured event, please give Dennys Guild a ring on 357 4204 and he will make sure that you are prepared for whatever we have on the list to do.