The mere fact of being what and where it is means St Peter’s Cathedral reaches out to people. Thousands of visitors – local, interstate and overseas – enjoy the ambience of the building. People know, or discover, it as a place of stillness, where prayers can be said, candles lit, and a friendly face found. Known to cricket-lovers the world over, the new Adelaide Oval is on our doorstep.
Pastoral Visitors Team
A team of trained parishioners who, by arrangement, visit, take communion to those in hospital or at home and undertake other pastoral duties in consultation with the clergy. Team members are expected to meet the requirements of the ‘Safer Ministry Program’ of the Diocese of Adelaide which includes a National Police Clearance Certificate. While the team tries to keep up with the needs of the community, please contact the Cathedral office if you are aware of anyone who is in need and may appreciate a visit.
Faith in the Public Square
The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold heads up this ministry which seeks to engage Christian thinking in the issues of daily life and concern.
Thinking Allowed Aloud Conversations – monthly discussions on social issues that have faith dimensions led by thought provokers.
Chewing the Facts – Lunch time forums where panelists offer different viewpoints on social issues
Sunday Night on Life FM – A program that explores today’s world from a faith perspective.
Play Group meets on Tuesday morning and offers children a fun and constructive time together in a safe environment. While the parents supervise the children they also have time for a coffee and chat. The group meets on Tuesdays (during term times) between 10 am and 12 noon in the Cynthia Poulton Hall. Special activities and outings are organised during school holidays.
St Peter’s Cathedral, St Mary Magdalene’s Moore Street, St John’s Halifax St and Anglicare are partners in outreach to the marginalised through the Magdalene Centre Emergency Relief Program and Bargain Centre. Donations of food and other goods are collected at services each Sunday for distribution through the Centre. Members of the Cathedral community also serve as volunteers in the daily work of the Centre.
Saturday Night Meals at St Mary Magdalene’s: Volunteers from the Cathedral attend St Mary Magdalene’s Church (Moore Street, Adelaide) twice a year to prepare and serve meals to the homeless of Adelaide. Parishioners can assist by providing food, money and/or by being prepared to attend and assist with the work.
A number of cathedral people are involved in the Kairos Prison Ministry. Find out more by contacting the Cathedral Office.
Cathedral Art Show
The annual Art Show in October invites hundreds of people into the sacred space – to view art, and to be exposed to a vibrant living worshipping cathedral. Other displays are held from time to time.