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Boarding facilities close
The first lay Principal, Patrick Smith, appointed.
On the death of the last Parish Priest of St Peter’s, Father Jones, the Parish becomes part of the Ingham Parish
Saint Peter, the first Pope and Prince of the Apostles, was a simple fisherman, when Jesus invited him to follow Him, saying, "I will make you a Fisher of Men".
He was originally called Simon, but Jesus changed his name to ‘Peter' which means ‘Rock'. Peter was to become the rock on which Jesus would build His Church, in that way becoming the first leader of the Church.
Peter, like us, was not perfect. He cowardly denied knowing Jesus at Jesus' arrest but he repented and was forgiven. Peter went to Rome and converted many pagans. This deeply upset the Romans, who began to persecute the Christians. They captured Peter and decided to crucify him. When he heard of this, he asked to be crucified upside down, as he felt he was not worthy to die the same way as ‘His Master'. His Feast Day is celebrated on 29 June with St Paul. St Peter's School also celebrates The Chair of St Peter Feast Day on the 22 February where Peter is recognised as the first Bishop of our Church. During this celebration, the school inducts the new school leaders for each year.