Wednesday Playgroup

Every Wednesday in school term time from 10 am to 11.30 am, the parish offers young mums (and occasionally dads) with babies an opportunity to relax and make connections with other local people.  Originally designed for newcomers, just moved to Ballarat, it is open to anyone who feels they could benefit from it. 

Friday Opp Shop

All day Friday (10 am - 3.30 pm; in Winter months 10 am - 2.30 pm), the parish opp shop is open, offering a wide range of pre-loved quality clothes, kitchenware and other goods.  Come for a browse.  Leave with a bargain!

Tuesday Bible Study 

At 10 am on Tuesdays the parish holds a bible study at the church.  Sessions last for about an hour and may focus on a particular book of the bible or a theme like forgiveness or the Spirit.  Some members of this group come from other parishes or no parish at all.  Everyone is welcome.  

Mothers' Union

On the first Thursday of each month, Mothers' Union holds a service in the church and meets for lunch and a short business meeting.   

Hospital Visiting

St Peter's provides ministry to Ballarat's two hospitals, the Base Hospital and St John of God.   A regular Friday morning service is celebrated in the Chapel at St John of God at 11.30 am, and a group of visitors (from St Peter's and elsewhere) make weekly trips around the wards, supporting patients and their families.     


St Peter's is the only church in Ballarat with a full peal of eight bells.  On most Wednesday nights a band of ringers practise their different methods or "tunes". Most ringers are not worshipping parishioners, although some are.  The tower is always pleased to see new faces.   

Girl Guides

On Tuesdays nights in term time, the  Ballarat Begonia Junior Girl Guides (ages 6-11) meet in the Church Hall. For more information visit the Ballarat Girl Guides web site.   

Parish Lunch 

A group of parishioners meet for lunch, conversation and fellowship on the first Wednesday of each month. The venue which is always local changes from month to month.  

Christian Meditation 

A group of parishioners join with people from St Matthew's Wendouree for Christian meditation on Thursday mornings (11.15 am - 12 noon) in the book shop at St Matthew's.  


St Peter's is an Anglican congregation for all ages in the heart of Ballarat West.  We love our bluestone church which dates back to the 1860s and which speaks to us of God's peace and love. Pay us a visit. Perhaps it will speak to you too. 


1307 Sturt Street
(PO Box 1212W)

Ballarat Central VIC 3350


Fr. Graham Reynolds 

03 5332 3929