Introduction to Volunteering at St Alfege Church
People come from all over the world to visit St Alfege Church. They come to find silence or to pray, to follow up family connections with the church, to see its beautiful architecture, and to find out about the history of the many famous people associated with the building such as St Alfege himself, Henry VIII, Thomas Tallis and General Wolfe.
We have a team of enthusiastic volunteers who keep the church open every day and who provide a warm welcome and helpful information to visitors. Volunteers work in two or three-hour slots either regularly every week or month or occasionally as and when they are available. Training and support is given and we regularly organise activities such as visits to other historical attractions. As a group our volunteers recently visited Canterbury Cathedral to see the site where St Alfege was Archbishop and where his remains once lay.
If you are interested in this enjoyable and fascinating role, please contact our Volunteer Development Manager Anne Burton by email: email@example.com or by phone 020 8853 0687