st-peters-horiz-4-colourIn February 1992 Sunday evening services were commenced in a prefab classroom of the now Bay Primary School here in Fish Hoek. The reason for this was as follows:

  • Some 40 folks were travelling regularly to worship at Tokai Community Church.
  • It was felt it was necessary to provide a convenient evening meeting place for members & adherents of TCC who resided in the Fish Hoek valley area or vicinity.
  • It was to be a base for the preaching of the gospel in the valley.
  • In the long term, it was proposed to establish a church in the valley area.

In June 1993 it was decided to name the fellowship St Peter’s Church. At CESA Synod in September 1993 St Peter’s was granted Daughter Church status of Tokai -Community Church, under the Rectorship of Rev Desmond Inglesby. Numbers continued to grow at the evening services until larger premises had to be found. By God’s grace the Fish Hoek Middle School hall became available from the beginning of November 1993. On Sunday 14 November 1993 St Peter’s held its first morning service in the FHMS hall. This was a dedicatory service conducted by Bishop Frank Retief. Over 300 people were present. At CESA Synod in September 1996 St Peter’s was granted Constituent Church status.

In December 1998 St Peter’s Church bought property in Nelson Road, Fish Hoek, in extent 2 394 square meters, with a house on the land. Application was made to the Municipality for consent use for a place of worship on the site. Permission was given in the meantime for certain internal alterations to be made to the house and in June 2000 “St Peter’s Centre” was officially opened at a special dedication service conducted by its rector, Bishop Joe Bell.

The Centre was used regularly for 4 weekly Bible studies, an early morning week of prayer, a number of missionary report backs and get-togethers and various other activities.

During the course of the year, with God’s gracious provision, St Peter’s was able to pay for the alterations to the house as well as payoff the bond on the house. In August 2000 the Munciipality approved the consent use application and plans were drawn up for a church building to be erected on the land. This was all very exciting, as St Peter’s had met for the last 7 years in the Fish Hoek Middle School hall.

Building was started on St Peters Church in 2001 and the church was officially opened and dedicated by Bishop Frank Retief on 2 December 2001.

Bishop Joe Bell was Rector until March 2008. Reverend Murray Anderson was curate in Charge from January 2009 and ordained as rector in 2010.