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H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

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History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

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H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

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History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more

Read more

Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more

Read more

Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

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H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

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History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more

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Data Privacy Notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter’s Eaton Square

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St Peter’s Eaton Square

1. Your personal data – what is it?

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).
2. Who are we?

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To raise funds and promote the interests of the church;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities, initiatives and services happening at St Peter’s;
• To share your contact details wi
th the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
• the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
• there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
.

5. Sharing your personal data
.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for URL link to copy and paste into your web browser].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; other contact data while still current and while we continue to have your consent; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
• The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square holds about you;
• The right to request that the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Peter’s, Eaton Square to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
• The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact Details

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator on 020 7235 4482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email here or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Read more

H Nicholson Paintings

Two albums of paintings and drawings by Henrietta Nicholson are on display at the back of St Peter’s Church. Henrietta grew up in India, and is a supporter of Saakshar School Appeal's work with slum children in Delhi. Copies of any of these pictures can be purchased for £50, and the money will go to support the work of Saakshar with slum children in Delhi. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Saakshar's work with slum children in Delhi, see the Saakshar School Appeal website here.

Read more

History

On this page we plan to add information about the history of St Peter's Eaton Square and other chapels and churches connected to it.

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

St John, Wilton Road, SW1

The Church of St John, Wilton Road, was consecrated in 1874 as a 'chapel of ease' to St Peter's, Eaton Square, in order to reach out to the poor in the heavily populated area around Victoria Station. The Vicar, Revd Wilkinson, wished the church to be open to all. It was built with some difficulty on soft ground where barges used to unload their goods from the Grosvenor Basin, which necessitated a foundation built on piles. Fundraising for its building led to a donation of £2000 from the Duke of Westminster while attending St Peter's one morning, and of £150 from Queen Victoria, on the grounds that she was a parishioner.

The early gothic design by Arthur Bloomfield was built in brick with stone dressings, with a broad nave, a short chancel, and a thin square tower topped by a squat slate spire. Embellishments were added in succeeding years, including mosaics, a marble high altar and triptych, and seven sanctuary lamps in the anglo-catholic style and textiles designed by G.F.Bodley.

In 1878 a ring of 8 bells was supplied by John Warner and Sons, at a cost of £1,100. They were "opened" at the dedication service on 2nd October by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. Subsequently they had to be removed as they proved too heavy.

St John's became a popular and thriving church in the latter years of the 19th Century and into the 20th, with a strong preaching and teaching tradition and congregation drawn from across London. The Eucharist was the main Sunday service, and Eucharistic vestments were adopted in 1908 (they had been in use at St Peter's for over a decade). It was known for its work, quiet reverence and absence of fussiness.

Through the difficult years of the Great War many members of the church were lost, there was a shortage of clergy and little money. Life returned to normal after the war - incense was introduced in 1924, and the sacrament was reserved. A large bronze crucifix was set up facing Wilton Street as a War Memorial, which is now at St Peter's on the south wall, near the side entrance to the church office and the Knightsbridge Kindergarten.

When war broke out in 1939 the church was first closed, as it was too far from an air raid shelter, then reopened for weekday masses, with Sunday services taking place at St Peter's.

On Friday 11th October, 1940, the Church received a direct hit and was mostly destroyed. The remains were pulled down a few years later. The valuable vestments were restored and other items from the interior which survived were given to St Peter's and other churches.

The church had stood on the west side of Wilton Road between Hudson's Place and Gillingham Street. The building now on the site now is number 129 Wilton Road, Pimlico.

With thanks to John Salmon and 'Lost Churches of London' (Facebook), and to the historical booklet, 'St Peter's Eaton Square (1827-1998)' by David Hilary and Michael Melrose, revised and edited by Valerie Smith.

Read more

St Peter's Poppets

A group for pre-school children and their parents and carers every Monday and Friday

The St Peter's Poppets

The St Peter's Poppets

St Peter's Poppets is an informal session for parents and carers with small children. We meet in the comfortable Parish Hall at St Peter's every Monday and Friday morning, and you can drop in any time - you do not need to book or register. It has grown in popularity and is used by between ten and 20 families each week. Any parent or carer with small children are most welcome to this relaxed play session for toddlers and all pre-school children.

Arts and craft activities and lots of safe toys are available and there are refreshments so adults can relax while their children play.
Contact and Further Information

Contact and Further Information

We meet in St Peter's Church Parish Hall. Come into the church and through the door on the far left - then take the lift to the second floor. You can leave buggies and pushchairs safely in the church just before you get to the lift.

Every Monday and Friday throughout then year (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Cost: We ask for just a £2 donation towards running costs.

For more information contact:
Revd Julie Khovacs - The Assistant Priest Tel. 020 7235 4480
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mon-Fri8am - 5pm

Wednesday7.30am - 2pm

Saturdayclosed

Sunday8am - 1pm

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