Social Groups

Craft Group

This group started some time in 1994.  Currently we meet on Mondays (except public holidays) from approximately 9.30am til 12 noon.  We pay $1.00 per visit towards tea/coffee and biscuits and make a small donation to the church each year.  We go out at Christmas time for a lunch which is partly funded by any excess money we have from our weekly contribution.

We currently have about 18 members, half from this Parish and the rest are friends.  Our members are from various countries - England, Scotland, Holland, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Ireland, South Africa, India and a few 'true blue Aussies!"

In the '90's when Whitfords Shopping Centre use to have a 'Volunteers Community Stall Day,'     we ran a stall and the profits from the sales of goods were donated to the SVdeP Society.                

In about 1997 an article in the the then Wanneroo Times published a 'Teddy' pattern asking for teddies from the 'Samaritans Purse' Charity and also baby clothes for 'Aids' babies in Orpahages in Europe, Asia & Africa - so we knitted around 500 teddies and baby jumpers. When we could no longer deliver these to Osbourne Park depot, we knitted the teddies for the Ambulance Service in Joondalup.  The New Emergency Dept was opened in the Joondalup Health Campus and in Feb 2011, we donate our teddies to the Children's Emergency Dept on a regular basis where we are told they work wonders for the kids, and in the first year of it opening we have donated over 300.

As some of our members are from Zimbabwe and South Africa - we also knit teddies, baby clothes and small blankets for children in wheelchairs in orphanages in these countries, and we welcome donations of wool to help us with these projects.

So although we do plenty of talking, we try to make ourselves useful.  Anyone is welcome - you don't have to do any of these things - do your 'own' thing or just come for a 'cuppa & a chat!'

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have chosen our parish as the place by which you encounter us in our daily lives.
Here your Word is proclaimed,the Eucharist is celebrated,
and your people are united in a family of believers.
We pray for our parish named in honour of St Simon Peter and placed under his patronage.
Through his intercession may every blessing be poured out on all members of our parish.
We pray for our schools, their staff and students, and all their families.
May our parish be filled with holiness and prayer, with faith and love;
May it be a place where worthy and reverent worship is offered to God,
and where we receive grace and power for our mission.
May all who come here find a welcoming home,
comfort in their needs and strength for their journey of faith.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord.