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We’re thrilled to announce the return of St Peter’s Fest, in partnership with St Peter’s Church, to be held in the St Peter’s churchyard at 11am-2pm, on Saturday June 8, 2024. This family-friendly event promises a day filled with fun activities and is dedicated to raising funds for the ongoing refurbishment of the historic St Peter’s Church and the vital mental health services provided by Mind in Mid Herts.

Event Highlights

Join us for an array of activities suitable for all ages, including:

BBQ and Refreshments: Enjoy delicious grilled foods and a variety of refreshments throughout the day.

Face Painting and Bouncy Castle: A hit for the children, with a professional face painter and a large bouncy castle.

Historic Tower Tours: Don’t miss the exclusive tours of St Peter’s Church’s historic tower, a rare opportunity to witness breathtaking views and learn about the rich heritage.

Mind in Mid Herts staff underneath colourful bunting in 2023.
St Peters Fest 2023

All proceeds from the event will benefit the church’s major refurbishment project and Mind in Mid Herts. The latter is an established local mental health organisation supporting individuals aged 16 and over through prevention, social support, and recovery programs. Funds raised will directly enhance their capacity to serve our community.

“We are delighted to be a part of St Peter’s Fest,” said Emma, Fundraising & Communications Officer at Mind in Mid Herts. “It’s a wonderful way for the community to come together, have fun, and really make a difference.”


About the Tower Tours

Join us for tower tours at St Peter’s Fest, available at 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:15 pm. Sign-ups start at 10:45 am on the day.

  • Cost: £5 per person (Children under 9 are free)
  • Requirements: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Capacity: 16 spaces per tour
  • Age Restriction: Children must be 9 years old to access the roof
  • Weather Note: Roof access is weather-dependent

Each 45-minute tour includes the bell-ringing chamber, the bells, and roof access (weather permitting).

Every tower tour, every burger eaten, it all adds up and helps us ensure that no one in Hertfordshire has to face a mental health problem alone.

Why Your Participation Matters:

St Peter’s Church, a beacon of history and community in St Albans and has been closed for vital repairs. To preserve the structural integrity of this beloved landmark and to make the building more accessible for everyone, the deficient concrete floor has been replaced with York Stone and energy-efficient underfloor heating has been installed.  

“We are privileged to open our churchyard for St Peter’s Fest in conjunction with Mind in Mid Herts. This event combines fun, community activities, and awareness of important local causes,” said Mark Dearnley, Vicar of St Peter’s Church. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy a day out while supporting the preservation of our church and the health of our community.”

Join us at St Peter’s Fest for a day of fun, community, and support. Your participation helps us bring critical services and restoration to life, benefiting everyone in our city.

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About Mind in Mid Herts: Mind in Mid Herts is an innovative mental health organisation providing tailored support across Hertfordshire. Committed to ensuring no one faces mental health challenges alone, they offer a range of services that cater to the specific needs of the community.

About St Peter’s Church: This historic church is an important building and has long been a place of hospitality where people have worshipped and gathered for over a thousand years. Today this important hub continues to offer a warm welcome to those in the community and all visitors.

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