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