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Who was St Peter?

Who was St. Peter?

We thank our Year 6 2021/22 cohort for compiling information and designing this web page on their last Feast Day at St. Peter's. 


- Peter came from the village of Bethsaida in Galilee and his father was a fisherman.


- Peter worked the fishing nets with his father and his brother Andrew at the lakeside town of Capernaum. 


- Peter and Andrew were among the first to be chosen by Jesus to be his close followers.


- Peter was known by many names: Peter the Rock, Peter the Apostle, Simon Peter, Simon and Simeon.


- Peter is traditionally counted as the first bishop of Rome (Pope).

- Peter was crucified by order of Emperor Nero who ordered the death of all Christians.


- Peter is considered to be the leader of the apostles. 


- Peter asked to be crucified upside down because he felt he was not worthy to die the same way as Jesus.


Peter was the first of the Apostles to see Jesus after his resurrection from the dead.


- Peter holds the keys to the gates of heaven and therefore is depicted in pictures holding a key. He is also often depicted wearing blue and yellow.