St Peters church is more than a place of worship, it is more than a congregation of people, it is more than a community centre. Originally built on a site that was the gateway to Christchurch, this landmark is part of the fabric on which our city was built.
In a city that has lost so much of its heritage, St Peter’s is working to restore this important building to ensure it can enter its third century of serving Christchurch. The amount we need to raise is $2,000,000 and there are a number of ways you can support us in reaching this target.
St Peters acknowledge that there are a significant number of people with a link and connection to the site and wish to provide the opportunity for everyone to invest in the future of this special place.
The ‘Living Stones’ campaign provides the opportunity to purchase either a block or stone to be used in the restoration of the church at a cost of $500 or $1000 respectively. You can read more about the ‘Living Stones’ campaign below.
Opportunities and acknowledgements have been carefully considered to reflect a wide range of individual giving at amounts exceeding that of the ‘Living Stones’ campaign. You can donate any amount using the donate function below.
Alternatively, we would love the opportunity to discuss in person the most effective way to give to St Peter’s Anglican Church and to answer any of your questions in greater detail.
Some people may prefer to manage their giving by making annual pledges over a specific period, for example three years. We welcome this approach. All donations over $5 will be issued with a tax receipt and are tax deductible.
The restored church will include a number of new blocks and stones and the church is offering people the opportunity to purchase one of these in their own name or that of a loved one.
In the words of Saint Peter himself (1 Peter 2:4-5):
“As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
The restored church will include a number of new blocks and stones and the church is offering people the opportunity to purchase one of these in their name or that of a loved one.
A map outlining where your block or stone is will be left in the church foyer so that those contributing are able to find their specific stone or block in the restored church at anytime.
From the time that the considerable damage caused by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes had been assessed, the parishioners at St Peter’s were determined to maintain their 150 year plus links to the site and put the church back on Church Corner.
The refurbishment of this special church will provide St Peter’s with a historic and visible space for community activities to take place and for the congregation to meet and worship.