A Cornerstone grant to fund tower repairs. St Peter's is often referred to as Brighton's unofficial cathedral and has been a fixed point in Brighton's skyline since 1827. Just a few years ago the building was on the verge of closure. Designed by Charles Barry, a then largely unknown architect who was later knighted and reconstructed one of the UKs most recognisable buildings, the Palace of Westminster, the church building is a great example of giving chances to those who show potential. The grant was to help fund extensive repairs to the tower. In the 1990s one of the tower pinnacles crumbled. The project includes restoring it, and also making the remaining pinnacles safe and secure.