Facilities and features


We have separate ladies and men's toilets which are in the transept corridor near to the Octagon.

Baby changing facilities are available in our accessible toilet which is near to the Octagon.

We have a bike rack outside the church office.

A small car park is available for people attending services and events at St Peter's.

Our accessible toilet is in the transept near to the Octagon.

Accessible car parking

We have a defibrillator near in the corridor leading from church to the church offices.

The entrance to our west doors in all on one level. There is a ramp to enter the church through the west doors and also at the entrance near to the tower, offices and Octagon.

This is available in church.

Large print orders of service are available at each of our services.

Assistance dogs are welcome at our services, events and if you would like to visit the church.

Gluten free wafers are available at our communion services and for refreshments after our 10am Sunday service.

Our Building

There are many beautiful stained glass windows at St Peter's. For more information please contact the church office.

According to Matthew Paris, the 13th. century chronicler of St Albans Abbey, Abbot Ulsinus founded three churches - St Peter's, St Stephen's and St Michael's - in 948 when he laid out the market. St Peter's church, built at the northern entrance to the medieval town, has a commanding position and can be seen from many aspects. In the mid-12th century it was one of the 15 churches which, with St Albans Abbey, became exempt from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lincoln. It was then ruled by the Abbot of St Albans until the dissolution of the monasteries. After the dissolution, the churches of St Albans became part of the See of London until 1845 when Hertfordshire was transferred to the See of Rochester. In 1877 the Diocese of St Albans was created.

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

Lunchtime concerts take place at St Peter's on Wednesdays at 1pm during term time. Concerts are free to attend with donations given to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
The church can also be hired for concerts during the year and is a venue for the International Organ Festival which is held every two years.

In 2006 a new, half a million pound Mander Pipe Organ was installed - the first of its kind for a decade in this country, and a magnificent addition to the musical resources of our church.

Our 8am Sunday communion service follows the book of common prayer.

We have a strong tradition of music at St Peter's and our choir sing at our 10am Sunday services and also evensong at 6.30pm on Sundays.

Our orchestra play at our All Age services which usually take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group

We hold Messy Church at Easter and Christmas.

During term time on Wednesdays we have a baby group and Thursdays we have a toddler group. These drop in sessions take place in the Octagon during term time from 9.30am until 11am.

Help for Visitors

WiFi is available at St Peter's

Guidebooks / Notes

Other Features

Conservation Area