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Parish Information

Saint Peter
Archdeaconry: Kariega
District: Port Elizabeth City
Telephone: 041-464-3151

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 17
KwaZakhele
6205

Street Address:
cnr. Javu & Spondo Street
Zwide
Port Elizabeth

Rector: The Revd Vincent Mdidimba

Service Times:
Sunday
09.30 am

Worship Style:
Traditional

History:
The history of St Peter's began at St Monica's, an Anglican church used also as a school, in Veeplaas. In 1952, during unrest, it was burnt down and the congregation started meeting for worship in a shack called "Mtslane". With the Group Areas Act being enforced the 'coloureds' were move from Veeplaas where they had worshipped at St Luke's, so the Xhosa congregation took over the church. At the time Holy Spirit Church in KwaZakele had responsibility for them. However, St Luke's was expropriated and the present site was obtained and St Peter's built. It was dedicated in March 1977 by Bishop Bruce Evans. Extensions were added in 1994 to the church, and at Patronal Festivals and other functions it can be used as a hall after the service. They have many active groups in the church: MUCFL ; Nomazo Group of Women; Bernard Mizeki Guild; A Youth Group (growing fast - with an active Social Worker playing a key role in it); Preachers' Guild and a Choir (that has won many trophies). St Peter's has only had three Rectors since its inception - The Revd Sipho Mawa and The Revd Jessie Ngcangca being the first two. Their vision is to be a church that is going out to evangelise and bring people to know Christ, be in fellowship with one another by caring and loving concern, so that they can be a united family in God.

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