Extract from the St Peter's Guild Bi-Centenary (1794-1994) Souvenir
St. Peter's Guild is well known for the annual club day for it used to possess attractions for both juvenile and adult residents alike and is one of the oldest of institutions, having begun in 1794, a month or two after the establishment of Stonyhurst College. This we learn, though not in the clearest of fashions, from a document of the club, as follows:-
"Society of Good Fellowship, or Friendly Society, called the Roman Catholic Society, at Stonyhurst. Begun the 1st day of January 1798,as Corrected, Amended, Made and approved by the members of the said Society in November 1794.* Allowed and approved at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace e, at Preston, 12th July, 1798."
*Changes were introduced in 1798. Pursuant to an Act of Parliament, made "for the encouragement and relief of Friendly Societies" to constitute a fresh "beginning" and prior to 1794 the institution existed in a more rudimentary form.