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Historical Saint Peter’s Church

Historical Saint Peter’s Church

St PeterSurviving floods and the blitz, Saint Peter’s Church is now a historical East End landmark.

It was awarded Grade 1 listed building status in 2007 for historical as well as architectural interest making it one of only 13 Grade 1 listed buildings in Tower Hamlets.

St Peter’s dates back to 1856 at a time Wapping was cut off from the rest of London by the docks. The area was one of the poorest in London with a mix of poverty coupled with prostitution and criminality.

It was the first Anglican mission to the poor of London and continues to provide invaluable support to both the poor and local community in Wapping today.


Stop the Rot!

The future of St Peter’s is now uncertain unless urgent funds can be found to address critical rot and maintenance problems.  A fundraising group is currently being setup to raise cash to try and save the historical buildings.

To find out more about the history of St Peter’s visit the church website at www.stpeterslondondocks.org.uk/ or email contact@stpeterslondondocks.org.uk

For information on “Stop the Rot” and enquiries relating to fundraising events contact wappingstoptherot@gmail.com


Stop the Rot Fundraising Events

Stop the Rot Mini MarathonFundraising event details are being added to the Facebook Page which you can view even if you’re not a facebook user

To get involved and join the fundraising team email wappingstoptherot@gmail.com.

Boot Sale Sunday 10 September

A fundraising boot sale was held in incredible October sunshine at the St Peter’s Centre in Wapping Lane.

Previous Events

A Mini-Marathon [...VIEW PHOTOS] took place on 25 September and fundraisers ran and walked around …and around …and around Shadwell Basin.

A Wapping Treasure Hunt was held on 2 October as part of the Story of London Festival with 18 teams taking place.

Donate or Get Involved

We’ll update with a link for online donations as soon as it’s available but until then please contact wappingstoptherot@gmail.com to donate or get involved with fundraising.

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  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    We’ve just found out about another concert this Saturday so hope you can make it!
    http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk/violin-and-piano-st-peters-london-docks-11082011/

  • Helen

    Could we please have another concert (donations) within the church sometime this year? I loved the last one but it was under-attended. Thanks to this site we could advertise it widely. I realise this depends on the goodwill of unpaid musicians but …
    Thanks in advance if you all look into this.

  • Robin M

    Is the campaign registered as a charity yet? There was some discussion about this towards the end of last year.

  • David

    We got married in St Peters in Dec’06 so happy to donate money also if there is a way to do so

  • Geoff Juden

    Services for Christmas Wek:

    Friday 24th December, Christmas Eve 17.00 hrs Christingle Service. 23.30 hrs Solemn Midnight Mass.

    Saturday 25th December, 08.00hrs Mass Christmas Dawn. 10am Solemn Mass Christmas Day.

    Sunday 26th December, Feast of The Holy Family, 10.00 hrs Solemn Mass.

    All are welcome.

  • GeoffJuden

    Carol Singing James Wallace Wine Bar Tuesday 14th Dec next. All wellcome. Come and sing your hearts out. 19.15 hrs.

  • Geoffrey Juden

    We are currently discussing a programme of events for ‘Stop The Rot’ in the year 2011. We would like all members of the community to become involved with these events, in whatever capacity they feel able. The main priority to assist St.Peter’s London Docks Church survive into the future. wappingstoptherot@gmail.com