Brief history of Petersgate
Petersgate Trust Deed was originally signed on 20 September 1995, written to set up a generic low cost professional counselling service in west Christchurch.
A charitable trust was then formed to oversee the work of Petersgate made up of representatives from six local parishes, St Peters Anglican, St Barnabas Anglican, Christchurch West Methodist, St Mark's Presbyterian and Our Lady of Victories Catholic churches plus representatives from Rotary and the University of Canterbury.
Petersgate Counselling Centre at 29 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton was officially opened at a church service in St Peters on Sunday, 14 April 1996.
Petersgate then counselled its first clients the next day on Monday, 15 April 1996.
Since that time Petersgate has grown steadily to now become one of the largest and busiest counselling centers in Christchurch, its 26 professionally trained counsellors assisting over a thousand clients a year involving over six thousand counselling hours.