"My grandparents were both christened and married in this church. It has been a focal point for worship, celebrations and prayer for the people of Greenwich for hundreds of years. It is architecturally, without question, one of the finest churches in London."
- Jools Holland, Patron of the Appeal
"As a congregation we work hard to keep the building in good repair. The east portico is a crucial feature in the Greenwich streetscape, and acknowledged as a high point of Hawksmoors work. Its cornice, urns and stonework are deteriorating. We have inherited this beautiful church, the product of previous generations benefactions. Now it is our turn."
- Vicar, Revd Chris Moody
The restoration of the tower was completed in 2010, thanks to a generous legacy from a parishioner, Daphne Caton.
The lower level restoration and landscaping works, facing onto Greenwich High Road was completed in 2012. This included the restoration of the cherubs on the drums at ground level. W
In 2013 the Thames Steering Group of Viridor Credits has awarded St Alfege Church a grant of £119,000 towards the stonework cleaning and conservation of the upper levels of the East Portico. Viridor Credits Environmental Company was established in 2001 to distribute funding via the Landfill Communities Fund.
We also received a £25,000 donation from the Cathedral Group, £50,000 from the Paul Getty Trust and donations from the Heritage of London Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation. All churches trust as well as local fundraising from a committed band of supporters and well wishers.
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2016 Heart of Greenwich - Place and People
This year St Alfege Church has been awarded more than £150,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help develop our Heart of Greenwich project.
This scheme would open up the church's `hidden spaces', including its crypt, and put its rich history on display to visitors from across the world. Working with the university, as well as with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and local schools, the church would recruit and train volunteer heritage ambassadors and provide a programme of related activities. The project, which would get under way in 2018, also aims to improve signage, landscaping and interpretation. For more information click here