St Peter’s Restoration

We need your help. St Peter’s Anglican Church plays a significant role in the community. The oldest Anglican stone church in the city of Christchurch, St Peter’s Anglican Church is connected with approximately a dozen community groups. Listen to David Winfield talk about the project. Also, listen to Nick Mountfort and David Winfield talk to a CTV reporter about the restoration project.

Help us to achieve our Restoration Target

Restoration Target $2,460,000
Currently $2,330,191

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.


"Knowing that the church is made up of people, not bricks and mortar, is not to suggest our buildings are unimportant. St. Peter's Anglican Church, Upper Riccarton is one of the most attractive and beloved sites in Christchurch. The magnificent trees, the beautifully kept churchyard and the halls would actually seem pointless were it not for the heart and soul of the property: St Peter's Church. It is the desire of the Diocese of Christchurch to keep the beauty of St Peter's while also allowing for more light and air inside as part of the church building's restoration and strengthening. Can you help us?"

- Bishop Victoria Matthews (2008 - May 2019)

Artwork Fundraiser for St Peter’s Restoration

To help raise funds to restore our church we have a selection of fine art prints and greeting cards available for purchase. You can order these prints/cards from: St. Peter’s Church Office, 22 Main South Road, Church Corner, Christchurch or PO Box 6O88, Christchurch 8442.

Limited Edition Prints - 300

Featuring local artist, John Brasell’s watercolour painting of St. Peter’s in its former glory.

  • A2 print – $75 each (pp 12)
  • A4 print – $30 each (pp $3)

Greetings Cards

  • Pack of 5 – $10 (pp $3)

Please make cheques payable to:
St. Peter’s Church, Upper Riccarton
Bank deposit – Bank of New Zealand
Account Name: St. Peter’s Church Riccarton
Account No: 02-0874-0021566-66
Reference: Please use Your Name & “Restoration”.

Thank you to our wonderful Supporters

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