Welcome to a Sanctuary
Service of Thanksgiving for Light
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Farewell to Reverend Anna Lindsey
Since my family and I arrived at St Peter's in September 2010 the people of this community have made us incredibly welcome and have taken us very warmly into your church family. I have loved working collaboratively amongst teams of fabulous Christian people at Kidzchurch, Mainly Music and SPY and have been enriched by planning worship and community outreach with many of you. It has been a privilege to be trusted with your stories, to walk with you on your spiritual journeys and to share the adventure of faith with you. I have loved ministering with you and to you and have been grateful that in our rough times you have ministered to us. I will miss you all very much but know that the future of St Peter's is safe in your loving hands. Wishing you all God's blessings, arohanui, Anna
St Peter’s is part of the landscape of Takapuna, it is a place that tells and aims to reveal God as part of the everyday lives of people. The church is a sanctuary; a place set apart that aims to give life and to reflect the community.
At the heart of the parish is worship. However sanctuaries are also places set apart for music, art, young children, the elderly and families. At St Peter’s we value the tradition of the Anglican Church but also seek to be a church that is relevant to its context and so church occurs in many ways through the week. St Peter’s has different styles of worship, mainly music, a choir, choral and organ concerts, study groups and coffee groups. A sanctuary can also be a place of learning. On the St Peter’s site is Lakeview Private Kindergarten, an early childhood learning centre that leases some of the grounds and so the sound of children’s voices echo round the grounds. People choose to come to St Peter’s for funerals, weddings and baptisms and there is a Memorial Garden where ashes can be interred and a quiet place to remember those who have died. From within the community different groups hire out the hall facilities. So come to this sanctuary, it is a place set apart for all to encounter each other and to encounter God. We look forward to welcoming you.
We are pleased to introduce Jonathan Gale as the Vicar-elect of the Parish of Takapuna. Please see attached Biography. His induction will be held on Thursday 11 September at 7.30pm - all welcome.
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