CHURCHES

Places to worship in the
ANGLICAN PARISH OF GERALDINE



St Mary’s Church, Geraldine

77 Talbot Street, Geraldine
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St Mary’s Church, Geraldine

The first Anglican church was established in Geraldine in 1864. St Mary’s Church, as it stands today, was built in 1899 (the original building was moved to Orari but burnt down in 1925. It served a small congregation there until 2011). Regarded as the mother church of the parish, St Mary’s stands proudly in the heart of Geraldine township.
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SERVICES:
9am Holy Communion – every fourth Sunday of the month
10.30am Holy Communion – every Sunday

8.30am Monday to Saturday – Morning Office
9.30am Friday – Meditation


St Thomas’ Church, Woodbury

6 Church Street, Woodbury
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St Thomas’ Church, Woodbury

St Thomas’ Church is a memorial church in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles George Tripp, pioneer settlers. Established in 1879, the river stone building was completed in 1938 and is home to several spectacular stained glass windows.
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SERVICES:
9am Holy Communion – every first Sunday of the month
5.30pm Evening Prayer – every second Sunday of the month


St Anne’s Church, Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley Road, Geraldine Downs
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St Anne’s Church, Pleasant Valley PHOTO: Matt Searles

Built in 1863, St Anne’s Church is the oldest church still in use in South Canterbury.  The timber used in the building, being matai, kahikatea and totora, was felled from the bush behind the church. 
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SERVICES:
9am Holy Communion – every third Sunday of the month


St Stephen’s Church, Peel Forest

1200 Peel Forest Road, Peel Forest
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St Stephen’s Church, Peel Forest PHOTO: Matt Searles

The first church on this site was erected in 1868 and was ecumenical in its purpose. A powerful whirlwind swept through in May, 1884, demolishing the building completely. The community banded together and St Stephen’s was rebuilt just one year later, consecrated in 1887. A bustling community continue to worship there.
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SERVICES:
9.05am Holy Communion – every second Sunday of the month
9.05am Family Service – every fourth Sunday of the month


Church of the Holy Innocents, Mount Peel

Mount Peel Station, Mount Peel
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Church of the Holy Innocents PHOTO: Matt Searles


The Church of the Holy Innocents at Mount Peel Station was a gift to the community by John Barton Arundel Acland and consecrated by his father-in-law, Bishop Henry John Chitty Harper, 30 May 1869. The church is named in remembrance of three infant children who died between 1864 and 1869 and are buried in the churchyard cemetery. Badly damaged in the September 2010 earthquake, the church has been painstakingly restored and strengthened, and now stands as pristine as it was when first consecrated in the 1860s.
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SPECIAL SERVICES:
7pm Maundy Thursday – Footwashing Service
10.30am New Year’s Day – Feast of the Holy Innocents


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