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St Peters Anglican Church is dedicated to the Glory of God and to those who gave their lives in the two World Wars. The previous church was destroyed by fire in 1949. 

Appealing for a renewal of Christian heritage yesterday the Lieutenant-Governor (Sir Edmund Herring) said community failure to foster fellowship and sacrifice inevitably brought social disintegration and ruin. His Excellency was laying the foundation stone of St. Peter's Memorial Church, Box Hill. The church has been dedicated to the memory of fallen service men and women of the two wars. "There was never a good servicemen's unit without fellowship and comradeship, and without these there cannot be a good community," he said. "The greatest enemy to fellowship is greed. Today we find a tragic inability to pull together and disintergration all about us," Sir Edmund Herring added. "Christians must realise that fellowship demands readiness to give and to think of others before self. We cannot defy God's law without disaster." The Archbishop of Melbourne (Dr. Booth) said the church had spent more than £100,000 on social services. There were 45 new areas in Melbourne awaiting development. St. Peter's was destroyed by fire in 1949, and is being rebuilt on the old site. About £8000 is required for its completion.
Age (Melbourne), 10 March 1952.


Address:1030 Whitehorse Road, St Peters Anglican Church, Box Hill, 3128
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.819016
Long: 145.127157
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th March, 1952
Source: VWHI, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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