Safeguarding the future of one of the most treasured landmark buildings in Kew
CONTRIBUTION – RESTORATION – CONSERVATION
Our primary purpose is to unite those who have a particular interest and affection for the Parish Church of St Anne, Kew. The Friends of St Anne’s Church, Kew, registered with the Charity Commission (Registered Charity No. 1085389), is committed to:
✠ raising funds to help maintain the fabric of the church and churchyard for future generations;
✠ financing special projects to restore the church and churchyard, and
✠ promoting public awareness of the church and its place in the history of Kew.
What have ‘The Friends’ done?
Since its inception in 1999, The Friends of St Anne’s Church, Kew has funded various projects including:
✠ commissioning a master plan detailing the work needed to repair and restore the building and churchyard by 2014, the 300th birthday of the church;
✠ the repair and restoration of the South Porch;
✠ the restoration and conservation of the tombs of Thomas Gainsborough, Johann Zoffany and Thomas Gardiner;
✠ a payment in the region of £6000 made to the Veolia Environmental Trust to release a Grant of £60,000 made to the church’s PCC for the essential work needed to repair and replace the worn external upper stonework of the church.
Our next Fundraising Project
To raise funds to repair the crumbling perimeter Church Wall
To maintain the restoration and conservation of this 300-year-old landmark building, raising funds is a vital mission. To do this, we welcome donations, sponsorship, the support of and attendance at our events and the underwriting of larger fundraising events and legacies.
We run our Events each month except through the summer months. Go to our Website www.friendsofstanneskew.org.uk for further details and on the TW9 Kew website.