Introduction to the Gallery
St Peter's picture gallery is a collection of photographs of
contemporary scenes around the church, of people, places and liturgy, and of
some of the artistic treasures which we are proud to give a home. There is a
gallery of prints and photographs of historical interest, showing the
development of the church building since its foundation in 1846. There is
a gallery relevant to the position of St Peter's in the Chinese community
of Melbourne as seen through the life-long ministry of Father James Cheong.
A recent addition is a gallery which leads the viewer through a typical Festal High Mass at St Peter's, and includes the blessing of the iconostasis in the church
— which forms the basis of a separate gallery. Finally, there is a gallery
devoted to photographs and descriptions of some of the rich
treasury of vestments and other ornamental treasures maintained in the church.
Be our guest; stroll around our gallery and share in our rich heritage.
- Church Scenes
- Our first selection of fifteen photographs around the church; the high
altar, statues, processions and the church tower.
- Church People
- Our second selection shows the choir, the congregation, the Vicar and more
scenes around the church.
- Festal High Mass
- This selection of 28 photographs comprises a slideshow taking the viewer through the Procession and High Mass for Epiphany, 2006.
- New Guinea Memorial Window
- The Memorial Window in the north transept was installed as part of the centenary celebrations of St Peter's in 1946 to commemorate the New Guinea Mission and the Martyrs of 1942. This gallery explains the history and interpretation of Napier Waller's historical work of art.
- War Memorial Window
- The Memorial Window in the south transept was installed in 1949 as a memorial to all those who served, and to those who died in service in the Second World War, 1939-1945. This gallery explains the history and interpretation of Napier Waller's historical work of art.
- Icon Panels
- A set of twelve icons has been installed on an iconostasis between the nave and the transept of the church. The significance of these icons is explained in the text accompanying each icon.
- Vestments & Furnishings
- St Peter's is very fortunate to have a collection of very fine vestments
and altar frontals. This set of nine photographs, with accompanying explanatory
texts, gives some insight into this rich heritage.
- Historical Views
- This sequence of eleven pictures traces the history of the building in
contemporary prints and photographs.
- Father James Cheong
- Contemporary photographs of Fr Cheong from his student days, and during
his ministry at St Peter's from 1906 to 1941.
Located at St Peter's Eastern Hill,
Archivist: The Rev'd Dr Colin Holden,
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