Friends of the Cathedral

Do you love St Peter's Cathedral?

The Friends have a long history of supporting the Cathedral for many years; the inaugural meeting of the Friends occurred as far back as Thursday, December 8th, 1932.

Income from annual and life memberships and events held throughout the year help the Friends in their common aim of enhancing and enriching St Peter's Cathedral as a beautiful and sacred place and that of preserving the Cathedral for future generations. The Friends also communicate with their world-wide circle of Friends; past members and those who can no longer attend are sent our Cathedral notes bi-monthly. These can be sent by hard copy or electronically – please contact Brian White on bl_brwhite@bigpond.com if you are a member and not receiving them or if your circumstances have changed.

We appreciate your continued contact for our records. Your email addresses help the environment, but if a paper copy is preferred to hand around to friends we are pleased to oblige!

News from past Friends who share a common love for the Cathedral

  • One of our life members, Revd. Dr. Margaret Z Jones, Michigan, US has written about her tenure at St. Mark's. she is now an ordained elder in the Methodist church and hopes to re-visit us again this year,.
  • Mrs Claire Smith of Largs North, who joined in the early 90's is now widowed and appreciates The Notes, circulating them among friends.
  • Stuart and Olive Smith from the US, worked in Adelaide for six months in 1996 and enjoyed their participation in our Cathedral life. Stuart conducted research in the Water Quality Centre at Salisbury. Olive served as a tour Guide on Wednesdays.
  • Patricia Church, one of our beloved life members, who quietly performed many roles around the Cathedral, recently died. Her ashes were interred in the memorial garden in February 2015. 

We acknowledge your ongoing generous support

Membership renewals are due and are not limited to parishioners. Interested people and friends from near and far, can become members. Information about membership can be downloaded here (by a PDF form) or found at the back of the Cathedral.

A very active Friend, Sylvia Bridgman, is continuing her record-breaking fundraising efforts.So far she is close to raising $1000 from recycling bottles and cans.

Recent News

A very successful 2014 included:

  • The repairs to the Paschal candle receptacle
  • Providing fundraising to restore the beautiful antique Sancta Ecclesia banner
  • Providing Biblical bookmarks for children who visit with their family
  • Supporting the ongoing restoration of the antique 19th century chairs in the peace chapel
  • New bookmark souvenirs for the Tour leaders to present to visiting school children
  • In 2015, the Cathedral 150 project will be announced, and the Friends are expecting to delegate the allocation of 75% of our excess capital to a specific project in consultation with the council.
  • The Friends sponsored a Christmas message from the Cathedral in a bus shelter

We look forward to welcoming you to our Friends Events for 2015

  • Annual Quiz night, Saturday May 23rd at 7.30.
    Anonymous advise is: BE PREPARED TO BE SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED!! We have two new Mesdemoiselles of Ceremonies: Lavinia Gent and Susan Beale
  • Hymn singing, fuelled with mulled wine and cheese, Sunday July 12th at 8.15pm
    Forget winter!! Hymn Singing, fuelled with mulled wine and juice, and fortified with gourmet cheese and biscuits is a favourite activity to warm up body and soul in mid-winter after Evensong. Join us for hearty HYMN SINGING, joyously led again by Rev'd Stuart Langshaw held in the CP Hall.

 

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