Welcome to our parish website. I wonder what brings you here? Perhaps you are planning a holiday in Glenelg and looking for a local church to visit for worship. Perhaps you are new to the area and looking for church community. I hope that you can find your way through our doors to experience our worship and our parish community.
Our parish vision states that we aim to be “a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community growing in faith and love”
This is an aspirational statement for us. Something we are striving to grow into. You can find more information about our parish vision on this website.
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 our worship and community activities.
If you are interested in information about baptisms, weddings or facility hire, please see the links on the home page.
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 community’s 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.