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Taking up the baton of benefaction

Over generations, benefaction has played a vital role in the flourishing of St Alfege Church and the social fabric of Greenwich. 

Among the first benefactors recognised on the church Benefactors Boards  is Joan Tallis, widow of Thomas Tallis who from 1587 donated 10 shillings annually to the running of Queen Elizabeth College, which had been founded through a benefaction from William Lambarde from the church in 1558. 

Since that time, successive generations of Greenwich residents have donated funds for church repairs or developments and for community projects. Notable recent appeals have included:
the church roof appeal in 1982 - a highlight being the actress (Dame Anna Neagle) and the Bishop (Rt Revd Michael Marshall) ignoring any risk to life and limb by taking tea together on the roof

the East Portico Appeal led by Tim Barnes and his team - Anne Broadbent, Philip Craig, Bryony Heap, Yvonne Horsfall Turner, Rachel Lethbridge, Penny Matheson, Chris and Gill Moody, Ian Pawlby and Adam Pollock.

The Heart of Greenwich Place and People project has been made possible through the donations of local people and trusts, who between them have provided match funding to secure a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with the assistance of Wendy Foreman, Mark Harris, Lesley Hodsdon, Helen McIntosh and Gill Moody. If you would like to become one of the project's many benefactors please email us.

Benefactors to the Heart of Greenwich Place and People Appeal

Grant making trusts and Foundations

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Allchurches Trust
Dame Susan Morden Charity
Garfield Weston Foundation
Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth fund
The Hobson Charity
John Booth Charitable Trust
Marshall's Charity
The Mercer Family of Charities 
Prudence Penn Charity
Veolia Environmental Trust - for The Community Memorial Garden including replacement trees
The William Boreman Foundation

Rest in peace

Merritt and Edith Aldrich - an in memory donation by Adriana Savargnani

Freda Cannon

Peter Harris - a grant from the Peter Harris Bequest awarded by Tim Barnes

Jonathan Horsfall Turner - an in memory donation from Yvonne 

Bob Vogt (Priest)

Pam Williams


Olayinka Adegbuyi

Dermot Agnew

Meshach, Mercy, Victoria and Joyce Ajoku

Hélène Alexander

Nigel Anderson


Ade and Olayinka Ariyo

Anthony Austin

Gordon Baker

Richard Bancroft

Daphne Barnett

Chris and Irene Bishop

Jane Birkett

Stella Booth

Rosemary and Tony Butler

Gordon and Ursula Bowyer

Andrew Van Buiten

Ann Cochran

Sue Corneck

Lesley Curwen

Naomi Delap

Liz and Tim Delap

Simon and Wendy Foreman

Simon Gallie

Ruth Gribble

Lesley Hodsdon

Olivia Horsfall Turner

Keith and Moira Ison

Paulette Johnson

Gill Jordan

Joan Jones

James Kinman

Martyn Lewcock

Paulene Malaszek

Dave Marnham

David McEvoy

Charles and Jo Mercey

Eve Mitleton-Kelly

Chris and Gill Moody

Andrew Morely

Carole Moses

Barry and Christina Norbert

Alison Palmer

Ian and Sue Pawlby

Nigel Perks

Adam Pollock

Ann Powlton

Nick Raynsford

Caroline, James and Grace Risdon

The Robinsons

Edmond Rose

Debbie Sandringham

Francis, Penny and Helen Saunders

Elizabeth Sekweyama

Jane and John Sharman

Beverley Sharp

Jean Smith

John and Tina Stanley

Gareth Steel

Ann Steppel

Chris and Janet Todhunter

Richard Upton

Ian Wakeling

Doreen Waller

David Yunju

Thanks also to:

Martin and Bryony Heap and those who provided auction lots and raffle prizes for the Autumn Bash with Bangers and Mash
Theatre of Wine for their Parsons' Bumper wine tasting
All those who have promoted or contributed to For your Convenience


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