About Us

The St. Peter’s Project (SPP) was first set up by Padre Carmelo Di Giovanni and Padre Roberto Russo of St Peter’s Italian Church in Clerkenwell, London, in 1993. It gained full charity status in 2000.
Today the SPP is run by a board of Trustees, a part-time Project Manager, and some 30 volunteers.
We work closely with the St Peter’s Italian Church.
We are entirely funded by private donations.

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ […] ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40

Our Mission

The aims of the ST. Peter’s Project are:

    • To relieve and rehabilitate persons in need, hardship or distress, specifical persons of any age belonging to the Italian community in London who are suffering from physical and mental illness, including substance misuse, financial hardship and social exclusion.


    • To meet the social, cultural and spiritual requirements of persons in need within the Italian community in London through the organisation of events.


    • To act in accordance with Christian values and the principles of Catholic social teaching.


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What we do and Who we can help

Our services are available to those who have just arrived in London as well as to those who have been living in London for many years. For further information on how to access our services, please contact us.

SPP aim is to provide spiritual and material assistance in a compassionate and supportive environment.

We provide this in the premises of the “Casa Italiana Vincenzo Pallotti”, part of the St. Peter’s.Italian church.

We offer material support on financial, employment, health issues and guidance on resources available from other agencies as well as facilitating meetings between clients and potential employees.

Our Activities

Specialist advice

Specialist advice in the office, first floor: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Supper club

Supper Club, Sala Russo, second floor, on Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
Where we offer a hot meal and the opportunity to socialize, play cards, chess, watch Italian television and play table tennis.

Food parcel distribution

Food parcel distribution, clothes and household goods donation, at 4 Back Hill, from 4pm to 6pm.

Our Trustee

Padre Andrea Fulco

Maria Ferri

Avv. Giuseppe Gaglione

Michael Damien Coffey

Pietro Molle

Every Thursday I go home with a smile. I always learn something new :).
Giovane volontario del St. Peter’s Project, “qui a Londra ho scoperto la grandezza, in tutti i sensi, della comunità italiana. Una comunità che riesce ad arricchire la città e a far sentire orgogliosamente la propria presenza. Il St. Peter’s Project è uno specchio perfetto di questa comunità. Qui ho trovato una vera e propria famiglia, che con il proprio calore sa aiutare gli italiani che a Londra sono stati meno fortunati. Fare del bene è sicuramente bellissimo, ma ancora più bello è ricevere indietro affetto e sorrisi da chi lotta tutti i giorni per non mollare” .
Since I’ve joined the St Peter’s Project, I thought that it was me to help them, but then I realized that was them to help me.