St Peter's Charities

St Peter’s operates two linked charities that support people in need.

The United Almshouse Charities (registered charity 221416) provides accommodation for the elderly in need in the parish of St Peter’s St Albans comprising six almshouses – a pair of cottages situated at the eastern end of the churchyard and a group of four in a nearby street. The almshouses were built in the late 19th century under the direction of the then vicar, Revd Horatio Nelson Dudding, a dynamic character with an energetic zeal to support those less fortunate residents of the parish. He provided significant funds himself together with various historic endowments and bequests to fund the project.  The almshouses are for single occupancy and provide vital additional housing for older people in St Albans.

St Peter’s Aid in Sickness Fund (registered charity 221418) was established for the purpose of supporting the sick and poor of St Albans and institutions catering for the sick of St Albans. It makes grants to individuals and organisations for general charitable purposes to relieve hardship and in cases of emergency need, eg providing a fridge, help with utility bills, gifts at Christmas and also grants to local charities such as Mind in Mid-Herts.

 For more information about the almshouses or applying for a grant for a particular need, please address any enquiry to the Trust Secretary, St Peter’s Charities c/o St Peter’s Church  Office, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3HG. Telephone 01727 855485 or email



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