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Address: 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Historic church, impressive music

St Peter's Eastern Hill is part of the Anglican (Church of England) denomination. Worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, meaning it's more formal and ritualistic than in most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

St Peter's Eastern Hill is part of the Anglican (Church of England) denomination. Worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, meaning it's more formal and ritualistic than in most Protestant churches. St Peter's church attracts people who appreciate the classical/sacramental music that is part of the services, and it's also known as a gay-friendly place. There is a history of connection... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

St Peter's Church has a very significant position in Melbourne's history but alas it is very slack in communicating it's history, it's architectural features, the stories of its priests and parishoners. Perhaps it doesn't care! That's a pity!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's not just any church; mid day services run throughout the week for anyone to swing by - it's kinda neat -a place which feeds your soul; leaving feeling way better after the expereince. Oh yeah - the clergy care!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This little church opposite St Patrick's Cathedral is one of the first in Melbourne. The foundation stone was laid in 1846, and a couple of year's later a letter was read out on the steps from Queen Victoria declaring Melbourne a city. The church's official title is St Peter's Eastern Hill. It is Anglican and high mass is celebrated every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This city Anglican parish church dates from around1846 and services/masses are in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It is classified by both Heritage Victoria and the National Trust as being of the highest level of historical significance partly because there are not many buildings remaining in Melbourne from before the 1850s. Inside are fine artworks: 19th and 20th century stained glass, paintings,... More 

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