Community of St Peter (CSP)

Introduction to the community

The Community was founded by Benjamin Lancaster, a Governor of St George’s Hospital, Hyde Park, London. He wished his poorer patients to have convalescent care before returning to their homes. The Sisters also nursed cholera and TB patients, and opened orphanages and homes for children and the elderly. They were asked by priests to help in the parish and they were asked to go to Korea in 1892. They have close links with the Society of the Holy Cross in Korea, which was founded by the Community.

After the closure of their Nursing/Care Home, new work was undertaken outside the Community in the way of continued care, using Sisters’ abilities, talents and qualifications. Two sisters remain.

Contact details

01483 750739 (9am-5pm, Mon-Thu)
01483 766208

Address: St Peter’s Convent, c/o St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking, Surrey GU22 8AB

Community information

Date of foundation:
Registered Charity number:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester



Elizabeth Cuthbert, In St Peter’s Shadow, CSP, Woking, 1994.


Mother Superior: Revd Mother Angela
Address: 41 Sandy Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8BA
Assumed office June 2015


Members who have died since the last Yearbook:

29 Sep 2018 – Sister Lucy Clare, aged 81, professed 30 years, Revd Mother 2010-2015
1 Aug 2020 – Sister Margaret Paul, aged 92, professed 64 years, Revd Mother 1973-2001