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