At the centre:
Our faith is in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  
Our hope is in the only Saviour, Jesus Christ, who lived, died and rose again for us.  
Our final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life is the Bible.

Our history:
Along with many other Anglicans in New Zealand, the founding members of St Peter’s of the Rock Church felt that the teachings of the Bible were being compromised by the existing Anglican denomination. We joined a group of like minded Christians called the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand.

At a deeper level:
As members of the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand, our doctrine is expressed in the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the 39 Articles of Religion, and the Ordinal, and we accept the Jerusalem Declaration as a contemporary expression of Anglican doctrine and practice.


Minister – Chris Spark

I am delighted to be part of St Peter’s of the Rock and living in North Canterbury again. My wife Sarah and I both grew up here, and it is good to be back!

Sarah and I have three children. As well as my family, I am passionate about music (especially drums), the history of New Testament times, and I love good food. Above all I love Jesus Christ and helping people get to know him. I’d love to chat to you!

Warden – Saskia Simpson

Hi! My name is Saskia. I’m married with two young children. I currently home educate our children, and I’m loving helping to lead the Sunday School at SPOTR. It’s such a blessing to watch the friendships of the children grow through fellowship together.

As a family we are really passionate about music and enjoy opportunities to see live shows. We love to spend time outdoors enjoying God’s creations on the beach, ski fields or just in our own back garden. 

Warden – John Mock

My wife Pat and I have lived in Rangiora for 8 years, we have one grown son.

It is my privilege to be warden to Chris our minister at St Peter’s of the Rock.

From humble beginnings we have built a vibrant church community here in Rangiora where all are welcome. Why not visit us on Sunday?

If you would like to contact someone from the team, please click here.


To give financially to the gospel work of St Peter’s of the Rock, the simplest method is online giving. If you wish to give in this way, please use the following account (our bank account is currently kindly managed by St Stephen’s Anglican Church on our behalf):

Bank: Westpac
Account Number: 03-0674-0274673-000
Name: St Peter’s of the Rock

If you would like to give in other ways, please be in touch with us.