Rev. Peter Holmes
We are deeply saddened to learn that our very dear friend, Rev. Peter Holmes, has passed away after a long and courageous battle with the Corona-virus.
Peter dedicated his life to serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable in our community, particularly the homeless and disadvantaged. Peter was influential in the early days of Oxygen and provided spiritual direction and a physical home for the charity for almost 20 years. As a serving Trustee, Peter has helped to change the lives of many young people, giving them hope and valuing their contribution to the community.
Peter was passionate about demonstrating his christian faith in a way which was relevant to the local community and was committed to championing the needs of those who had little hope. He was a visionary who inspired others and has been at the forefront of the fight to serve those in our community who are struggling with homelessness. He set up the Joel Project at St. Peter's Church as a permanent night shelter to give residents a place where they could feel safe and have a foundation on which to build their lives.
His loss will be felt by many in our community and we will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter's wife, and children who have shown such faith and courage over the last few weeks.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints”