Have your say event - St Alfege Church - Heart of Greenwich, Place and People

A big thank you to all those who took part in our Have your say consultation event on 12 February which will help shape our activity plan.  We had a great turnout with over 128 local residents and visitors, both adults and children, who gave us lots of useful feedback and ideas.  They took part in activities to explore which are the favourite stories about our history and how people would like to find out more about our heritage and place at the Heart of Greenwich.   The Place and People photographic exhibition was enjoyed by all and many had their own photo taken in the church. 75 people explored the crypt, a hidden space which is currently rarely open to visitors. 

Gill Moody, Chair of the Heart of Greenwich project board said: "It was great to meet so many local people and visitors who really want to know more about the history of St Alfege Church and to find out what is important to them and how they would like the heritage explained in the future. "

St Alfege Church has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop our Heart of Greenwich, Place and People project which aims to open up the church's hidden spaces and rich heritage for everyone. Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding has been awarded to help  St Alfege Church progress our plans to enable us to apply for a full grant at a later date and the activity plan is a key part of this.    

Over the past three weeks, volunteers from the church have also been out in Greenwich town centre to collect people's views on this exciting project and nearly 200 people have completed our survey. 

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