Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thank You

Thank you to our following friends who have toiled long and hard on the Capital Project. Each one has given up work time, family time, and free time to better the parish, to honour our ancestors and to take the church into the future for our parish children.  Some of these helping hands on the… Read more

The Cowichan Valley Citizen

We made the front page of the Cowichan Valley Citizen with an article about our Capital Project written by Lexi Bainas. If you haven’t had time to read it yet – here is a link to the on-line version: If you want to get involved contact our office Tuesday -Friday 9am -1pm @ 250-746-6262… Read more

Capital Project Update

We were delighted to announce on Dec 22nd that we have raised and pledged $180,000 towards our goal of $300,000! Check out the capital project pages on our website for the details:  


Our own “poet laureate” Peggy Ryzak has finished her life’s work of writing.  Her compilation of poems and Rice Road Chronicles is available for $10 after both services today.  All funds will be donated to the Capital Project.  We thank Peggy for her generous contribution and her willingness to share her talents and gifts with… Read more

Gifts at Christmas

Kathy’s Corner It’s Christmas! This is a season of gifts.  Yes, I think of the gifts under the tree, waiting to bring surprise to the face of a child.  Then there are the gifts between friends reminding us of the friendship we value.  Nature offers us many gifts; the sparkle of morning sunshine on an… Read more

Concert Opportunity

OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR MARILYN RUMMEL is performing in a concert with Cari Burdett (who sang with us this past Sunday), Sara Merreiros, and a great band of string players on Saturday Dec. 21st at Sylvan United in Mill Bay. There will be two shows at 3 and 7 pm.   Adults: $15/20 and kids/teens are only… Read more

Capital Project Update

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN ADVENT?  Baby Jesus?  Absolutely………..but before that, on Dec 22 at each service, we are going to announce the amount of money raised for the Capital Project.  As stewards for the church from pioneer parishioners, we are looking to raise approximately $300,000.00 to repair, renovate, and restore St Peter’s church…. Read more

Advent Reflection

Kathy’s Corner I was reading the meditation from Christ Church Cathedral this morning.  It speaks of the wilderness.  You may have experienced the years when families celebrated Christmas in a simple way.  I was a kid in the 50s.  The tree was big in our home.  Holiday meals were with neighbours.  I always hoped I… Read more

Happenings this weekend

Regional Youth Christmas Party Saturday Dec14th @ St. Peter’s Hall 4pm -6pm Bring a friend! “Appy Advent” Sunday Dec 15th from 4pm to 7pm for all members of the Parish Bring an “Appy” to share, bring a small gift (hand-made, under $5 or a re-gift) – Adults to bring adult appropriate and children to bring… Read more

Welcome and Congratulations

A big welcome from St. Peter’s to the three new Rectors serving the Cowichan Valley: Rev Heather Robinson – St. John, the Baptist South Cowichan, Rev Clara Plomondon – St. John, the Baptist, Duncan and Rev. Susan Hermanson- Saint John the Evangelist in Ladysmith. Congratulations to St. Peter’s former Rector Rev Logan McMenamie who has… Read more