Friends of St Peters

ROBE'S St Peter's Anglican Church has formed Friends of St Peter's Foundation.

The foundation is dedicated to the restoration and ongoing maintenance of St Peter's Church.

Friends of St Peter's will be holding a number of fundraising events for the church and for the restoration of its ageing roof.

The first event will be held at St Peter's on July 21.

Guests will be treated to an afternoon of music from the Murcott Ensemble, and from Verity Quinlan-Watson on flute.

The event will start at 2pm and bookings are essential.

Tickets can be collected from the Whispering Fish Book Shop and are $15.

Mahalia and Paul Layzell of Mahalia Coffee have donated coffee and tea for the event, and finger food will also be supplied.

Friends of St Peter's Foundation are volunteers who have donated their time to preserving their place of worship, not only for themselves but for future generations.

"The church is one of the great monuments in our town," said foundation member Jamie Aitken.

Located on Sturt St in front of Robe's marina, the quaint building is cemented in Robe's history.

The first foundation stone was laid by Captain Charles Brewer in 1859, with the first service being conducted by Reverend Andrews the following year.

The foundation was formed to protect and look after St Peter's as their house of worship for future generations.

"It's an integral part of the history in our town," Mr Aitken said.

"It is a building that for decades people will come and look at and admire, sitting so well with the history of the town."

Friends of St Peter's are also taking bookings for a special screening of "The Forgotten Antaractic Explorer", the story of John Riddoch Rymill.

This event will be held at the Robe Bowling Club at 6.30pm on September 13.

Tickets will be $40 per person including food and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

For more information and or to make a donation contact Susan Young on 8768 2557.

Make sure you book soon - or you may miss out!

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