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Churchyard Wall Appeal


We are very proud and pleased to report that the renovation and repair work has now been signed off by St Anne’s Church Architect Simon Child. The project has been twenty years in the planning since 2000 at a total cost of £100,000,  the majority of that cost being raised by The Friends. The work commenced two years ago in 2018 on the West Wall and forecourt moving around to the South Wall, North Wall and finally the East Wall in August 2020. It is looking superb now after many years of deterioration and so the help of The Friends has been fantastic to preserve the fabric of the boundary wall for many generations to come. View the Before and After  photographs 

September 2020

Views of the restored perimeter wall of St Anne’s with gallery of photographs – September 2020 (opens in new tab)

Church wall  restoration showing before / after views in the forecourt

CHURCH WALL RENOVATION – Update on the completion of our Fundraising Appeal for the renovation of the Church Wall

We are delighted to report that The Friends have now raised all the donations required to complete the church wall – A total of £62,808 raised over the past two years with the final amount paid of £37,063 to the PCC in July 2020. Thanks to recent membership subscriptions and the funds from our events. At our recent AGM, Simon Mollett, our new elected Treasurer, noted that this leaves the charity only a small balance, but this was acceptable as we have no imminent commitments.

The final work on the East Wall is now underway and will be completed by early August 2020

The renovation of the Church wall has progressed substantially over the past few months and I’m sure you will agree, if you have seen it, that is it looking wonderful and very much improved. There is still the section on the South Circular Road side to be completed which we hope will start in the first half of next year.

To date The Friends have contributed £17,018.98 towards the cost of restoration with a further £35,779.02 to be paid (based on current estimates). The commencement of the final phase of work is dependent on this outstanding funding being raised by The Friends.

We already have the majority of the remaining funds in place and our new Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 fundraising events are vital to us reaching our target. Your continued support is much appreciated.

September 2019