St Peter's Church circa 1870's
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

St Peter's Church

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Saturday 6 October, 12 noon-4pm


St Peter's Church

Cnr Onehunga Mall & Church St, Onehunga

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Event details

Visit St Peter's Church and enjoy a cup of tea. If you want to find out about particular graves, our archivist is on hand to answer questions.

Parish members will also be there to answer questions about the church.

Talk (2pm): Rev Arthur Purchas

John Steele, author of a new book on Arthur Purchas, discusses the life and works of the remarkable first minister of St Peter's.

Purchas fathered 14 children, had broad interests, and was variously a doctor, surgeon, Church of England priest, architect, engineer, carpenter, musician, botanist, inventor, discoverer and explorer.

Archbishop A.W. Averill described Purchas as "the most gifted man ever to come to New Zealand".

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