St. Alfege Church, Greenwich

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St. Alfege Church,Greenwich Church Street
Greenwich,London
SE10 9BJ

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1133046

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St Alfege Church is a gem of English Baroque architecture, the first of six London churches that Nicholas Hawksmoor designed, and is well known for its architectural merit and its superb acoustics. It is a popular venue for concerts and recitals as a result, and we have a lively programme of musical events every week throughout the year. However regular audience members at St Alfege will also be aware of one area that could do with improvement – our toilet facilities - we only have one loo in the church!

We plan to remedy this by building two new accessible toilets in the church at the north entrance for all our visitors and concert-goers as part of our major restoration and access project Heart of Greenwich – Place and People.

The new toilets will be completely self-contained units built within the stairwells, and will leave all the original features of Hawksmoor and Grinling Gibbons’ interior untouched. This will be expensive at just over £112,000. but will greatly improve facilities and comfort for concert-goers, visitors and congregation alike for many years – and many concerts to come.

To help us realise this ambition we are inviting you to support our For your convenience campaign which is specifically to raise fund funds for the new toilets.

Now is a particularly good time to donate to the campaign. The trustees of the Peter Harris Bequest have generously offered to match every donation made pound-for-pound, and every £1 raised will release a further £4.17 in Heritage Lottery fund grant.  So a gift of 5 pounds, for example, will be worth a total of £51.70 to the project – even more if you are a UK taxpayer and complete a Gift Aid declaration. 

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