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Peter’s Pence (or Denarii Sancti Petri and “Alms of St Peter”) are donations or payments made directly to the Holy See of the Catholic church. The practice began under the Saxons in England and spread through Europe. Today, Peter’s Pence is support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.

St Peter’s Pence Day takes place on the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, or on the closest Sunday this year 26 June. Every one of us is invited to make a contribution to the Church through your local parish during Mass at this time.

GIVING Appeal here

For more information on the works which have been supported by the Peter’s Pence appeal, especially during Covid emergencies, please read HERE

Saint Peter (died between AD 64 and 68 on the Vatican Hill) also known as Peter the Apostle, Peter the Rock, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early church. Based on contemporary historical data, his papacy is estimated to have spanned from AD 30 to his death, which would make him the longest-reigning pope, at anywhere from 34 to 38 years, however, the length of his reign was never verified.

Image: Saint Peter, by Peter Paul Rubens