Leeton - Anglican Riverina
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The parish of Leeton was established in 1912. The original church of St. Peter, Apostle and Martyr was constructed of locally made mud bricks in 1913.



(cnr Oak and Church Streets)


Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm


Sung Mass with choir at 9.30 am followed by Morning Tea


St. Peter’s Church is open every day for private prayer
Tuesday to Saturday – 7.10 am Mattins, 5.30 pm Evensong


7.30 am Mass
9.30 am Mass at Assumption Villa Chapel


10.00 am Mass (1st Wednesday – Healing Mass)


10:00 am Holy Communion Alf Herrmann Lodge (1st Thurs)
11.00 am Holy Communion – Carramar (1st Thurs)
6.00 pm Mass


7.30 am Mass
Please check the noticeboard for changes

Principal Holy days – 7.30 am and 6.00 pm Mass

Reconciliation – 5.00 pm Saturday or by appointment with the clergy.


(Melbergin Street)

8.00am Mass each Sunday


Rector: The Reverend Canon Robert Murphy

Telephone number: (02) 6953 2107

Address: 24 Church Street, PO Box 336, LEETON NSW 2705

Email Address:     r_murphy@westnet.com.au

Our Clergy

Reverend Robert Murphy

Reverend Robert Murphy

Rector of the Parish of Leeton

Fr Robert has been Saint Peter’s much-loved Rector since 2003. A former English/History teacher and attracted to all things historical, he has ensured milestones reached are celebrated in style, including the Centenary of Saint Peter’s in 2012. Fr Robert’s past as an organist has ensured the continued support of the Saint Peter’s Choristers. He has encouraged the staging of many events which provide fellowship and enjoyment and is a very active member of the parish’s social life.

Fr Robert was ordained Deacon at Saint Alban’s Cathedral, Griffith in 1993, priested in October 1994, and served as Archdeacon of Murrumbidgee from 2006 – 2014. He has served in the parishes of Griffith, Corowa, and Coleambally – Darlington Point. Fr Robert’s devotion to his calling and congregation can be witnessed in the number of Mass he offers every week, treating each one as a celebration, as well as the energy he brings to all aspects of parish life.

About our Parish

The parish of Leeton was established in 1912. The original church of St. Peter, Apostle and Martyr was constructed of locally made mud bricks in 1913.  The present church of St. Peter’s was constructed in 1973. The architect was Louis Williams of Melbourne. Louis Williams designed many churches during his long career and developed the style known as ‘Australian Gothic’. He made and emphasis on space and light. St. Peters was the last church designed by him in New South Wales. The new church was consecrated on 27th November 1982.

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Whitton was established in 1885 and was a separate parish until 1944. Township of Whitton is home to approximately 350 people and was a major commercial and transport centre in the 19th Century. The parish embdied the Anglo-catholic tradition that welcomes those seeking to encounter God through Sacraments, teaching and prayer.

We strive to become a welcoming, growing and developing church.


The ‘Karers and Kids’ monthly (2nd Thursday) ‘squeals on wheels’ Service for toddlers and those caring for them. A light luncheon follows. (Contact: Marcia Ashworth 6953 3666)

During the week we have a team of Special Religious Education Teachers who take classes in local Primary Schools in Leeton, Parkview, Yanco, Whitton and Wamoon. (Contact: Fr. Robert 6953 2107)

Admission to Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation are conducted each year. (Contact: Fr. Robert 6953 2107)


Hospital and home visits (Contact: Fr. Robert 6953 2107)
A monthly Service with anointing for healing (1st Wednesday at 10:00 am)
a weekly (Thursday 9.30 am) Craft Group (Contact: Joyce Morris 6955 9425)
Home Communion – for the sick and aged (Contact: Fr. Robert)


St. Peter’s Choir – together with the Parish Organists, the choir is dedicated to enhancing Sunday worship through song. Choristers meet every Thursday at 4.00 pm.

(Contact: Lee Noble 6953 5033)

Altar Servers – usually Altar Servers are young people, but not necessarily so. They have an important role in assisting the clergy in the conduct of worship which glorifies God.

(Contact: Fr. Robert 6953 2107)

Pastoral Assistants – with the clergy, Pastoral Assistants actively participate in the conduct of Services of worship and pastoral ministry in the community.

Readers and Intercessors – this group proclaim the word of the Lord and lead the prayers of the people during the liturgy.

Sacristans – this group prepare the Church for worship (Contact: Fr. Robert 6953 2107)

Altar Guild – this group arranges and decorates the church with flowers. They also care for the brass work (Contact: Joan Dale – 6953 3630)

Groups and Activities

Parish Council

Elected representatives who, together with the Rector and Church Wardens, share the leadership of the Parish in planning and forwarding its mission. Meets 3rd Wednesday, 7.30 pm.

St John’s Committee

A sub-group of Parish Council dedicated to the upkeep of the fabric of our Whitton Church and the ministry in the local community. (Contact Norma Wheatley 6955 2646)

Study and Discussion

These groups and education courses are regularly held in the Parish, especially during Lent. The parish is participating in the Trinity course.

Mothers’ Union Australia

Although also open to men, MU (Mothers’ Union) membership is mostly composed of women. Their mission is to promote Christian marriage and family life. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am. (Contact: Marcia Ashworth 6953 3666)

E.M.U. (Evening Mothers’ Union)

Subgroup of Mother’s Union Australia, meet for dinner, refreshments and a chat at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. (Contact: Mandy Walsh 0427 326 396)

Messy Church

An ecumenical celebration for all ages: activities, worship and a sit-down meal. 11:00am to 12:30pm after Sunday Mass, once per term. Coordinated by E.M.U. (Contact: Mandy Walsh 0427 326 396)

Anglican Men

A fellowship group that meets for dinner and the planning of practical projects on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (6 for 6.30 pm) at the Leeton Bowling Club (Contact: Daryl Weymouth 6953 4054)

Building Committee

A sub group of the Parish Council with the responsibility for the upkeep and improvement of the fabric of St. Peter’s Church, Hall and Rectory.

Roast with the Rector

Join us for lunch on Sunday at 12 noon at the Leeton Hotel, dates set by the Rector.

Friendship Group

Meets on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm at a different venue each month for a meal and laughter. (Contact: Annette Smout 0408 470 340)

Anglican Women’s Fellowship

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month (7.30 pm) for fellowship and to coordinate the preparation of St. Peter’s for worship. New people to be on the flower, brass, cleaning and linen roster are always most welcome. This group also has a special ministry to the bereaved through its catering for post-funeral refreshments. (Contact: Lenore Ditton 6953 4576)

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Opening times:

Thursday & Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 12 noon

Donations of good quality used clothes and other household items can be placed in the bin or left at the shop. Please no electrical goods.

New volunteers are always needed.

(Contact: Di Frazer – 6953 2632 or Alma Herrmann – 6953 2220)