Stations of the Cross get blessing in time for event

After building, painting and installing them, the congregation at historic St. Peter’s Church saw their Stations of the Cross blessed by the bishop last week, just in time for Good Friday services.

"These stations were built, painted and installed by the families at St. Peter’s and by our children and young people," said Rev. Deborah Rivet.

"The stations, in our churchyard depicting the walk that Jesus made to the cross, are open year round and we invite the public to come to this beautiful place and take this spiritual journey anytime they are in need of some respite or peace."

The tiles on the stations, hand-painted by children and families of the parish, are placed at various locations around the cemetery.

There were 122 people on hand on Good Friday to take their spiritual pilgrimage and walk the Way of the Cross in this new way at St. Peter’s.

"The idea of building these Stations was born from the need to repair and restore our beautiful historical church. We wanted a spiritual practice to accompany the funds needed to bring this project to fruition. Our newly elected bishop, The Rt. Rev. Logan McMenemie, came for the blessing of the Stations Wednesday, April 16 so they would be ready for Good Friday."