Cofradía de San Pedro Apóstol

Foundation year: 1948
Anderos: 79. Nazarenos: 57.
Children: 72. Collaborators: 8.


In 1724 Cardinal Belluga, then still Bishop, approved the erection of the Brotherhood of San Pedro in the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción at the request of the parish priest of the same D. José Roldán. Focused on the worship and celebration of the feast of the Saint, the Brotherhood, which benefited from several inheritances, had a restricted affiliation in its first period, since its membership was only allowed to the clergy of the town.

The Brotherhood had an Image, whose author and characteristics are unknown, made in 1754, as can be seen from a note in its Account Book dated the first day of July of that year: "From the drawer to bring Mr. San Pedro, 30 reais; for conducting said image, 8 reales; of the embrilla and screw for said image, 4 reales”. The Image was carried in procession on its name day, as confirmed by another note from 1784: “for the gilding of the litter of San Pedro, 240 reales”.

At the end of the 18th century, perhaps coinciding with the Decree of the Count of Aranda, in whose list it no longer appears, the Brotherhood went into decline, to be reconstituted, apparently around 1830, but now without the exclusively clerical character. that had previously characterized it.

It will be in 1890 when, thanks to the work in favor of Holy Week in Ciez of the Presbyter D. Pedro Marín Martínez, Confessor of Queen María Cristina and Chaplain of the Claras nuns, a new Image of the holder appears in our Processions that the D. Pedro Marín himself, D. Pedro "Macharro" as he was popularly known, commissioned the sculptor Joaquín Eusebio Baglietto, as it appears in the sculptor's order book: "For the construction of a high-altitude San Pedro Apostol de la Negacion half-kneeling from natural, his smooth painted canvas clothes and gold-trimmed edges, red cape and biolet-colored tunic, said work being placed for the town of Cieza said image in the Hermitage of the Holy Christ within the walls of the town in front of the Station ordered by D. Pedro Marín Martínez chaplain of the Claras Nuns of said Town and native of the same town. Delivered on October 10, 1880 and brought by said yimage 2,900 reales.”; This was a very fine carving, smaller in size than it is today, but beautiful in its folds and shapes. D. Pedro also ordered the tunics, made of red calico with a white cord at the waist, and the traditional “muco” caps crowned with a white tassel at the tip.

Since then, the Image has been kept in the Hermitage of the Santísimo Cristo del Consuelo, from where it was transported in the popular "Traída de los Santos" always accompanied by its famous Band of trumpets and drums. The throne on which it paraded, of small proportions, It was the work of Maestro Cañamón and was gilded by Ignacio Amoraga Latorre, it was adorned with arms detached downwards topped at their tips by transparent glass "bombs" that his first waitress, Ms. Pilar Gómez Marín, cleaned with a ballarde, and inside from which the candles that would illuminate the Paso were introduced. A chronicle from later years reminded us: "it was a nice Paso -like its owner- modest and orderly; his tunics were red and he was placed in the Procession behind the Oración del Huerto...", and continues: "the rooster of San Pedro, on its perch, was a beautiful stuffed specimen, covered with golden feathers and crowned with an upright crest red, in a challenging attitude to sing".

D. Pedro died in 1910, his nephew D. Pascual Gómez Pérez took over; Likewise, Mrs. Josefa Gómez Pérez is in charge of the Camarería. In the following decade, due to the tightening of the ties that linked the Pasos that did not have their own Brotherhood with certain trades, possibly to ensure their departure in procession, the Paso de San Pedro was assigned to the farmers, due to the relationship of the holder with beneficial rains for crops.

After the Civil War, in which El Paso was burned, the family of D. Pedro tried to recover the spirit of the Brotherhood, which would resurface again in 1948 with an Image by the sculptor Francisco Palma Burgos, which differed notably from the previous one, on a throne of great proportions acquired in Cartagena, which had been made in 1898 by Juan M. Cervantes and which was renovated in 1954 by the sculptor from Malaga based in Cieza Juan Solano, then naming D. Pedro Pérez Gómez Honorary President and being its effective President D. Pedro Susarte García, who reorganized the Brotherhood in the following three years and replaced the old red tunics with others of maroon color for the anderos, and pink and gold satin for the Nazarenes.

In 1952 the Brotherhood tried to approach the realization of a new Step, The Descent of Christ, thus agreeing to the Board of Passion Brotherhoods on the condition that: "it is made by a sculptor of merit and above all the central figure of Jesus must be of an artist of all prestige", and that same year he was authorized to exceptionally procession on Good Friday night in the Procession of the Holy Burial with the titular Image. But the conditions of the time and the loss of enthusiasm of its components, as well as the economic problems that the Brotherhood must face, due to the abandonment of the members and the claims of the anderos, who intend to charge twice the stipulated amount, 10 pesetas , they put an end to the project of the new Paso, although the Brotherhood manages to establish itself.

After the resignation of Mr. Pedro Susarte in 1959, Mr. Bartolomé Herrera Martínez took charge of the Brotherhood. At the same time, the Honorary President presents to the Board of Passionate Brotherhoods the project for a new Pass, La Lanzada, which was not completed either, among other reasons because the Brotherhood itself had no news of it and was not in a position to face such a thing. spent.

Mr. Bartolomé Herrera was succeeded in 1964 by Mr. Juan Piñera Caballero, a man who was especially enthusiastic about the bugle and drum bands, to the point of taking charge of the children's bands of the Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of Consuelo and his own Brotherhood. , which end up mixing to lose the typicality that had always confronted them in a healthy way, disappearing forever the distinction between the trumpets of San Pedro and the Cornets of Santo Cristo.

D. Juan will try to settle the Brotherhood definitively by all means, but three years later he resigns giving way to D. Juan Martínez Hortelano who would give him a strong boost, as well as his successor D. Francisco Barceló Peñalver.

In these years the Band reaches certain fame and renown. However, and at a time of true boom for these Bands, it did not take long for problems to arise, essentially posed by the escapes of those who made them up from one another, which caused the protest of the Brotherhood that raised an appeal to the Board of Pasionarias Brotherhood, so that it agreed in 1968 "that no bugler or drummer can go to a band if it already corresponds to another", requesting a list of their members before January 15 of each year and imposing fines of five thousand pesetas to those who do not present them.

In 1972 he took possession of the presidency of the Brotherhood D. Pedro Gómez Villa, who tried, like his predecessor, to stabilize it, being forced to resign without success in 1977, after having stopped processioning the previous year due to finding himself without Brotherhood and with a Brotherhood with many debts behind it.

After the brief mandate of D. Manuel E. Semitiel López during the year of 1978, in 1979 he put himself in charge of the Brotherhood D. Pedro Moreno that will govern their destinies until 1987, restoring at that time the Image of the holder, recovering the Band of bugles and drums, and also renewing all the costumes that change their already traditional colors for the gold of the tunics and the blue satin of the capes. And in one more attempt to consolidate, during the first years of the eighties, they procession with an old Image of the Samaritan woman by the local sculptor Manuel Juan Carrillo Marco, whom they call María de Cleofás.

In the 1990s, under the presidency of D. José Martínez Caballero, the Brotherhood once again revamps the throne of its owner, which it will complete in the year 2000 with a new set of finery embroidered in gold, silk and precious stones on velvet by A. Morote. Lucas, and acquires his second Paso, Santa María de Cleofás, a dress image by the Jumillano image maker Mariano Spiteri, who processions for the first time in the Holy Burial Procession on Good Friday night in 1991, also joining the Procession since 1997 of the Risen One, and whose trousseau will be expanded with the making of a suit embroidered with precious stones by Ms. Mariana Lucas Santos in 1995 and by another silk embroidery that same year of 1997. In the same way, the traditional staffs of his Tercio de Nazarenes, made in the workshop of the Ciezano goldsmith Diego Penalva, in front of whom have paraded since 1995 two Tercio lanterns, the work of Manuel Caballero from Ciezano, who also made a new gold border that same year embossed for the title Image. In 1995 a new Banner was also released (which replaced the previous one made after the civil war) embroidered in Villena (Alicante) in gold and silk on blue velvet by Nati Vidal Vidal and a year later the restorer from Ciez Antonio García Egea restored the Image of San Peter.

Under the presidency of its current one, Dª Amparo García Marín, the andero's wardrobe, which had already undergone changes in 1992, was modified, now inverting the main colors of the Brotherhood, blue and gold, and recovering the traditional “muco” cap. Likewise, the Brotherhood restored its script in 2003 and acquired two new Tercio lanterns made of silver, and in 2004 began the process of making a suit and a cloak, both embroidered in silver, for the Image of Santa María. de Cleofás and made another dress for the same image in 2010.

In the years that follow, the Brotherhood undertakes the largest projects, perhaps, in its entire history.

In 2006, its Owner inaugurated a new throne carved in wood with ornaments in fine gold and polychrome, rod tips and bell holder in a set due to the Cordovan artist José Carlos Rubio Valverde. Coinciding with the Blessing of the new throne, the Brotherhood establishes the processional Transfer of its Holder from the Church of San Juan Bosco to the House of Saints on the Friday before Passion Sunday.

In 2010, Rubio Valverde himself made for the Brotherhood, also in wood and with silver decorations, a new throne, with its corresponding rod tips and bell holder, destined for the new sculptural group of the Holy Women on the way to Calvary, a group made up of three Images of dress (Ntra. Sra. de la Caridad, Santa María de Cleofás and Santa María Magdalena) work of the Cordovan sculptor Antonio Bernal Redondo, who is also the author of the silver halo of the Image of the Virgin, and with which the Brotherhood From that year on, it will parade in the Procession of the Holy Burial, and since then it will also process the Paso Santa María de Cleofás only in the Procession of the Risen Jesus. For this purpose, and after two failed restoration attempts carried out by the Brotherhood years ago, José Carlos Rubio Valverde restores and gilds in fine gold the throne that until 2006 had been shared by San Pedro and Santa María de Cleofás, and on which since then only the second paraded.

In 2011, the Children's Third of the Brotherhood participated for the first time in the Children's Procession on Holy Saturday with an image by the young sculptor Pedro Sánchez Morcillo from Ciez and, finally, after Holy Week, the Brotherhood received from the Board of Brotherhoods Pasionarias the approval of his request for the award of the Paso Santísimo Cristo de la Expiración, with which he will parade in the Procession of the Penitent in substitution of its Holder, who will only do so from that moment on in the General Procession.

Cofradía de San Pedro Apóstol
Las Santas Mujeres camino del Sepulcro
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San Pedro
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Santa María de Cleofás
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Santísimo Cristo de la Expiración
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San Pedro (Paso infantil)