Looking for a parish community to belong to? Planning a visit here? Interested in baptism or marriage? Exploring your spiritual journey? Already a member of our church? Whatever brings you to this website, it’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the Anglican Parish of Glenelg.
An Anglican parish has existed here since 1852 when the first church of St Peter’s was built, although the land for the church was first set aside by Colonel William Light in 1839. Now 164 years later worship takes place across three centres:–
- St Peter’s Church, Torren’s Square, Glenelg;
- St Martin’s Church, Hastings Street, Glenelg South; and
- St Margaret’s Chapel at St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School.
There are four opportunities for public community worship over the course of the week and a myriad of groups and activities to be involved in. Please explore this website for further information about worship and community activities.
If you are interested in information about baptisms, weddings or facility hire, please see the links on the home page.
If you are planning a visit you will find us in the heart of the tourist area of Glenelg and we are always happy to welcome interstate and international visitors. If you are bringing greetings from another church community please let us know so we can in turn send our greetings back to the community you call home.
Our parish council has recently spent some time summing up our parish and considering our aspirations. We describe ourselves as
A friendly, welcoming and inclusive God-centred community.
We aspire to be a place of faith, hope and love modelled on Jesus, offering inspiration and support and making a difference in the community.
We are, like any church community, a work in progress. So come and join us and may God bless you on your spiritual journey.
Fr Andrew Mintern
The history of our spiritual journey in this place is relatively recent. I respectfully add that the land we as a parish community meet on is the traditional lands for Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.