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 St Peter - Our Patron

saintpeter.jpgOur school is named after the Apostle Peter.  He was one of the Twelve Apostles who Jesus chose as his original disciples.  We read many accounts of Peter’s life in the New Testament Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.

Peter was a Galilean fisherman, originally named Simon.  His name was changed to Peter, meaning the rock.  He is often depicted being given special roles of responsibility and leadership from Jesus.

After Jesus death and resurrection Peter continued Jesus’ work and is recognised as the first Pope.  Saint Peter is often referred to as “the rock on which the church was built”.  His feast day is celebrated on 29th June.