Out 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;
✠ 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.
Join the Friends
✠ You will gain the satisfaction of ensuring that the building and churchyard will be properly maintained for future generations.
✠ You will be kept informed on the work of the Friends.
✠ You will receive an invitation to Friends’ events.
✠ You will receive a discount on Friends’ events.
Membership is open to all individuals and companies who support the above objectives. The minimum subscription is just £25 per person per annum for individual members and £100 per company per annum for company members.