Support the Restoration of St John's Waterloo
We need your help to complete the transformation of our landmark Grade II* church into a place that will serve the diverse communities of London for the century to come.
We’ve raised £5.2 million for a magnificent restoration project led by Eric Parry Architects. But finding unexpected asbestos in the roof has added to the bill and we now urgently need to raise another £130,000.
Please help us to complete our restoration and be part of the future of St John’s. You can make a one-off or a regular monthly or annual donation. Don’t forget that if you pay income tax, your gift can be increased by 25% through Gift Aid.
Your Name on a Sanctuary Chair
Put your name to contemporary works of art being commissioned for St John’s. Solid oak chairs, specially designed to be a highlight of the new architectural scheme, will grace the space around the altar at the heart of the church.
Two clergy chairs, one President’s chair and two benches are currently being made by the firm of Luke Hughes, the foremost designers and makers of bespoke furniture for places of worship. Each piece will honour a very special donor.
Sponsor a Nave Chair
We will have 200 new chairs for the nave, each costing £250. Would you consider sponsoring a nave chair? Sponsors’ names could either be engraved on a plaque on the chair or listed in a book placed in the church.
If you would like to donate more than £500 or give regularly by standing order please contact Giles directly.
Feibusch Murals Conservation Appeal
St John’s greatest treasures are the two murals that hang on the wall behind the altar, dominating the nave. They are by German Jewish refugee artist Hans Feibusch, painted in 1951 when St John’s was restored after war-time bomb damage to become the Festival of Britain church.
Hans Feibusch went on to paint more murals for the Church of England than any other artist in the Church of England’s entire history and his work is now deservedly becoming far better known.
But our murals, in particular the large Crucifixion, are in a perilous state with paint flaking onto the floor. We have an expert conservator lined up to start work on them and have so far raised £31,000 out of the £55,000 total costs.
Join our growing family of Feibusch fans and help keep these great 20th century works of art safe, in situ and available for all to view and enjoy at St John’s.