The Regeneration Project

As supported by The Churches Conservation Trust & National Lottery Heritage Fund

Transforming St Peter’s – Project Updates

St Peter’s is not only a prominent landmark, it is also Sudbury’s main venue for large events, but this beautiful and unique building is in need of urgent repairs and brand new facilities in order to make it sustainable for the future.

2021 is the year that everyone’s hard work comes together to begin to create a vibrant cultural venue for the community and visitors to Sudbury, and a new year means a fresh start to begin prepping for the work that will take place on site……  click here to read more about our exciting plans in our first project update newsletter.

If you would like to to receive regular updates on the project from the Churches Conservation Trust team, please email


Jake Millar, Contracts Project Manager

Jake is the lead on managing all project contracts, and acts as key liaison point between the Churches Conservation Trust, and the project’s professional team.  His responsibilities include monitoring and control of contracts, ensuring Health & Safety and other statutory issues, to ensure quality compliance is maintained and that the CCT’s procedures and objectives are achieved.  Jake is also responsible for reporting our progress to our funders.

e: t: 07786 415375

Alli Burke, Development Officer

Based locally, Alli has been involved in the project for a number of years and she will be leading on Interpretation & Activities, including our Heritage Skills programme, Business Planning, Marketing and, crucially, continuing to build partnerships and community engagement. Alli will soon be  forming a Local Advisory Board for the project and if you’d like more information on this please don’t hesitate to contact her.

e: t: 07799 424078

Amanda Gerry, Project Director

Amanda is currently CPM at Holy Trinity, Sunderland, navigating her way through Covid-19, BREXIT and a runaway lorry with failed handbrakes! This £4.3million project will reopen later this year as a new cultural and learning space where the stories of Old Sunderland will come alive with sympathetic conservation works, beautiful interpretation and an immersive activity programme. Amanda brings a wealth of experience to support the Sudbury project team and we are looking forward to welcoming her to Sudbury again very soon.



Sept 2020

Decision on Round 2 bid to National Lottery Heritage Fund.

September 2021

Anticipated start of closure period for regeneration works to take place.

Spring 2023

Anticipated re-opening of St Peter’s to the public following regeneration work.


The Friends of St Peter’s

The Friends of St. Peter’s (FoSP) is a registered charity which was founded, after St. Peter’s closed for religious services, in 1974. Our volunteers help to manage the upkeep of St. Peter’s, the hiring of the building to local cultural and community groups, and arrange for the building to be open to visitors.

The Churches Conservation Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) is the national heritage charity saving historic churches. It protects and helps secure new uses for over 350 buildings, which attract almost 2 million visitors a year. The CCT is the operator of the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK, and has an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration.

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, the Heritage Lottery Fund invests money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.

Experience More of Sudbury


There is plenty to see and do in Sudbury, pre or post-event. Here you can find everything you need to experience more of Sudbury.


Ready to uncover a hidden gem? Find out more about the independent shops and stalls in our beautiful market town.


Whether you need a pre-show meal, a quick coffee to-go or a tipple post-event, discover the best places to eat and drink in Sudbury.

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