Saint Peter’s Church is a unique historic building in the Hunter Valley. It costs thousands of dollars each year to maintain the building as a community resource in which baptisms, weddings, funerals and other community events can be held as well as being the home for the worshipping life of the congregations.
We ask families bringing their children for baptism to make a contribution of $100 towards the ongoing preservation of the building. This contribution is used solely for the maintenance of the Church building. We want to ensure that the church building will still be here for your child’s children and indeed for their grand children to come here for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Adults coming for baptism are also asked to make a contribution, and are often able to give a larger donation.
Families normally make this contribution by electronic bank transfer to St Peter’s Anglican Church, BSB 035-805, Account 00404647 prior to attending a ‘Welcome to Baptism’ evening, or bring their baptism contribution to the evening. Please indicate your surname in the electronic transaction. Cheques can be made payable to ‘The Anglican Parish of East Maitland’.
If you are unable to make a contribution for any reason please discuss this with Elizabeth Brown (see the ‘Contacting Us’ section). This will not prevent us from welcoming you for baptism.