Graham Le Cuirot, who was chairman for seven years, stepped down last year and, so far, no permanent replacement has been found.
Ray Pike, who has been involved with the association for 27 years, said that while it was a shame to have to ‘pack it in for this year’, it is by no means the ‘end of the road’ for the association.
He added that a few committee members have suggested the parish should start preparing for the 2019 Battle as soon as possible while they sit this year out.
St Peter Constable John Refault said that without a chairman it would be impossible to take part in the event, and added: ‘The chairman leads the project, negotiates with suppliers and ensures everything happens on time.
‘Times have changed. The people who used to help with it have become older and say they can’t anymore and younger people seem to be under a lot more pressure from work nowadays.’
The association was formed by a group of parishioners in the mid-1980s to put an end to St Peter’s 25-year absence from the parade.
‘Back in the eighties we were all just a bunch of novices and decided to go for it and have a bit of fun. It’s a lot more serious now and has become quite professional which might put people off. The St Peter’s float has always aimed to entertain,’ said Mr Refault.