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Tercentenary celebrations continue with talk, St Alfege Church:wartime bombing- before and after, and crypt tours on Saturday 21 April  


As part of our ongoing celebrations this year to mark three hundred years of Hawkmoor's St Alfege Church,  we will be celebrating the re-consecration of the church sixty-five years ago by the Bishop of Southwark after war damage and the last major reconstruction by Sir Albert Richardson over the weekend of 21/22 April. 

A talk and presentation entitled St Alfege Church: Wartime bombing – before and after is being given by Alison Fisher, Greenwich resident, qualified architect and a postgraduate student at the University of Greenwich.  Alison was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship based within the university's award-winning Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities in 2016 to look into the church's rich history including its last major reconstruction by Sir Albert Richardson in 1953 and its place in the country's local and national heritage.    

Free tours of the crypt from 11am to 2pm are also being offered (places are limited so please register through Eventbrite.co.uk.) The tours are now fully booked but please check our website for news of future tours.  There will also be an exhibition including memories from local people which will be on display in the church from 21 April to 24 June.  

On Sunday 22 April we will be celebrating the Patronal Festival of St Alfege with Sung Eucharist with St Alfege Choir and the vicar, Chris Moody will be giving a sermon on the theme of restoration and renewal.

On Saturday 23 June at 7pm Thomas Tallis Society with brass ensemble will be celebrat-ing 300 years of worship in Hawksmoor’s church and its rededication after bombing on 23 April 1953 with a concert "Rejoice" with works by  Rutter, Britten, Dove and Tallis. http://www.thomas-tallis-society.org.uk/

We would be delighted if you could join us for any or all of the above

For more information about St Alfege Church and our Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, Heart of Greenwich, Place and People please visit www.st-alfege.org or follow us @StAlfegeChurch. 

*Please note that the crypt is an historic space and unfortunately is not accessible to people with limited mobility as there are steep steps leading down into it. 

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Wendy Foreman, 04/04/2018