St.Peter's, Vauxhall


From 1839 to present day

Founded by Jeanne Jugan in 1839 in Brittany, France to care for the elderly poor, the Little Sisters of the Poor came to England in 1851. In 1863 they moved from ‘Paragon’, a crescent on the Old Kent Road, to the present site in Meadow Road.

When the former Home was demolished in 1984, the present St. Peter’s Residence was built on the same site. Here a Community of Little Sisters is happy to continue the work of Jeanne Jugan where the Congregation has served the elderly for over 130 years.

St. Peter’s Residence is a modern purpose-built Residential Home equipped with lifts; offering easy access for wheelchairs from all external doors. There is a lovely view of the garden and nearby Vauxhall Park from many of the bedrooms.

The Caring Team

The Little Sisters are aided by members of staff, comprising nurses, care assistants, housekeepers, maintenance and administration personnel. Together with the chaplain, the Association Jeanne Jugan, members of Residents’ families and volunteers, they work to ensure that Quality of Life is assured to each Resident.

Our Mother Foundress

Sister Mary of the Cross said of our benefactors: “What gratitude we owe them! What could we do without them for our dear old people? Let us pray for their intentions.” That remains as true today as in the past!