From Tories at Prayer to Socialists at Mass: St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne 1846?1990

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St Peter's, East Melbourne, has always been an Anglican Church with a difference—promoting a highly traditional liturgy while, at times, encouraging its congregation to a serious study of socialism and other political ideologies. It has had an eclectic mix of clergy, including a Chinese priest, a vicar who was a champion rower, and a vicar who had no qualms about promoting a political agenda. Colin Holden firmly places the history of the parish in the broader context of Melbourne and national history.

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Dr Colin Holden is Assistant Priest and Archivist at St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne. He has BA, MA, BD and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne, and is an Associate of its History Department. He has been Director of Music at St Boniface Cathedral, Bunbury, and has lectured in liturgy and church history in the Perth College of Divinity at Murdoch University. His interests include cats, Jules Verne, Italian, music from renaissance to stride jazz, gardens, and getting away from churches.

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'Parish histories can be very dull, especially to outsiders. But not this one' -- Ruth Frappell, The Deacon's Treasure

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