The Campbell River area was served by the Columbia Coast Mission until 1930 at which time it was decided to build St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Campbellton. The first service was held on March 22, 1931. For many years, it was used by both Anglican and United congregations. In 1943, the “newly-formed parochial district” of St. Peter was assigned a resident clergyman.
However, due to growth in the congregation a larger worship space was needed. In 1987, sod was turned for a new church of St. Peter at its present location on Dogwood Street. The church was designed to have a larger, more current and open space for worship, but one which would also have items from the old church that would help to preserve its history.
When you enter St. Peter’s sanctuary, you will notice the mixture of new church furnishings alongside beautiful stained-glass windows preserved from the old church. St. Peter’s continues to be a vibrant community of faith where its members strive to meet the needs of the growing city in which it resides.
St. Peter’s Church is also a two-point parish, and as such offers ministry to the congregation who resides on Cortes Island. At present there are services that happen at St. Saviour’s Church, Cortes Bay, on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2:30 pm.