Friends of the Cathedral

Do you love St Peter's Cathedral?

The Friends have a long history of supporting the Cathedral; 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 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 can oblige!

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

  •  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 Cathedral life. Stuart conducted research in the Water Quality Centre at Salisbury. Olive served as a tour Guide on Wednesdays.

We acknowledge your ongoing generous support

Membership renewals are due and are not limited to parishioners. Interested people with a similar love 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.

Recent News

The Friends Committee has recently been re-invigorated and has begun to make plans for the future. We welcome Audrey Mitchell, Pam Saint and Judy Cooper to our ranks. The new Treasurer is Tony Harris.

Our first project for this year has been completed - The repairs to the Paschal candle receptacle, a significant feature in the cathedral; and it looks beautiful!!

Ongoing work      

  •  Providing Biblical bookmarks for children and prayer cards for people for whom the visit to our cathedral is a time of reflection and comfort.
  •  Supporting the restoration work of the antique 19th Century chairs in the Peace Chapel.       
  •  Generously providing replacement bibles for the pews and the Peace Chapel. These will be presented on St Peter's Day, June 29th during the 10.30am service by our esteemed patron, the Rev'd Stuart Langshaw
  • New bookmark souvenirs for the Tour Leaders to present to visiting school children.
  • When Cathedral 150 gets up and running later this year we will be involved in a specific restoration project.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Friends Events for 2014

Annual Quiz night, Saturday May 10th 7 – 7.30pm

The Quiz night, compared by the indefatigable Rev'd Stuart Langshaw, was matched by questions of general ignorance or incredible intelligence! Declared a huge success, it raised lots of hilarity and profits of $1311.

  • Combined dinner at TIROS Restaurant, Regency Park TAFE, Friday June 6th 6pm

The last minute change of venue didn't daunt the success of the evening. The friends of the Home Groups and others enjoyed the nourishment of great food, drink and good company as well as helping The Friends in their valuable work. The total profit for the evening was $408.75.

  • Hymn singing, fuelled with mulled wine and cheese, Sunday July 13th 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 a hearty HYMN-A-THON joyously led again by Rev'd Stuart langshaw held in the CP Hall.

enquiries about these and future events phone Maggie Masters (83777843 or Zena Chapman (82671038)

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