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Address: 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anglican Church treads Anglo-Catholic path

St Peter's is an Anglican Church. It is opposite St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, not far from the Parliament of Victoria. St Peter's is known as High Church, or Anglo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St Peter's is an Anglican Church. It is opposite St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, not far from the Parliament of Victoria. St Peter's is known as High Church, or Anglo Catholic. In other words, he service is similar to a Roman Catholic Mass, The Church may may not be open during the week. St Peter's also has a bookshop. Visitors... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the historic look i'ts large my god mother went here every sunday and i met a lovely lady here who became friends with me. I'ts hugh and ecos if there is'nt alot of people. love the mass convinent on the tram line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is quite a good church. The architecture is pretty. The inside also good.If you like churches visit.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Great church to visit not just for the architecture but for the church mass. The choir that sings here at 11am is a highlight. Very respected church due to amount of community social work undertaken. Very interesting walk you should do is checking out Parliament House,St Peters,St Patrick's ,Old Treasury Building and Fitzroy Gardens. After checking out Fitzroy Gardens you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

St Peters's Eastern Hill is well known in Melbourne for its High Church liturgy. High Church liturgy resembles the Roman Catholics Mass. Indeed, There's a joke in Melbourne at if you want a real Mass, don't go to St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, go across the road to St Peter's.Eastern Hill. St Peter's is very easy to find and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Found St Peters Eastern Hill behind another Church on the corner of Albert Street opposite the Eastern Hill Fire Station. It has a very long history going back to 1847. Some very nice stained glass windows and 12 stations of the cross icons that are across the wall over the altar. This is the oldest Anglican parish church still on... More 

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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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Daylesford, Australia
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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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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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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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