ReIGNITE The Festival Church

 

DONATE HERE TO HELP REIGNITE ST JOHN'S

 

 

Canon Giles Goddard, vicar of St John’s Waterloo:

“Our vision is to become a beacon church for London. Working with the architect Eric Parry has encouraged us set our sights high, and this exciting renovation will allow us to better serve London and the busy, fast-changing community of Waterloo. We do hope you will get involved in the plan to reignite St John's Waterloo by 2021. Take a look below to see how we will record your gifts!"

We have raised over £2.5m towards our £4.5m total. Can you help us reach our target?  Become part of the project by supporting ReIGNITE 2021. " 

 

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THE VISION: 

ARTS

  • State of the art performance space

  • Exhibition and gallery

  • New home for Southbank Sinfonia

COMMUNITY

  • Community & Employment Training Centre

  • Attractive co-woring spaces & garden

  • A remodelled, carbon neutral Crypt

HERITAGE

  • Exhibition space, telling the story of Waterloo

ACCESS

  • An open building, accessible for all

Download our Reignite leaflet

 

ARCHITECT ERIC PARRY has designed a sensitive remodelling of St John's (see below). Now we need to raise the money to make it happen.  We are over half way towards our target. 


 

 

OR CONSULTING ENGINEERS have created plans for a carbon-neutral crypt. The remodelled crypt will be "lean, mean and green." Using the latest in low-carbon technology, including air source heat pumps and micro generation photo voltaics, the plans will optimise the building's passive performance and general building systems.

 

DONATE HERE TO REIGNITE ST JOHN'S

Every donation helps - from £10 to £10,000.  We welcome one off donations or regular giving, annually, quarterly or monthly.  Our bank details are below.   And Gift Aid can increase your gift by 25% at no cost to you!  

      Or you can donate directly to us or set up a standing order. For sums over £500 we prefer direct donations. 

CAF Bank

 

A/C Name:  The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Waterloo

A/C Sort Code 40-52-40

A/C Number 00022879

Ref: Reignite 2021

If you donate directly please email Giles Goddard for acknowledgement and a Gift Aid form. giles@stjohnswaterloo.org

 

 

SOME BACKGROUND:

 

St John's has served the people of Waterloo since 1824, when it opened in what was a severely deprived area on the south bank of the Thames. During WWII it offered its crypt as an air-raid shelter. In the 1990s it welcomed the many homeless in and around 'Cardboard City'.

In 1951 it was restored as The Festival of Britain church, welcoming denominations, choirs and speakers from all over Britain and the Commonwealth.

That inclusive spirit continues today. St John's acts as a bridge, helping the many who turn to it for personal, community, artistic and commercial needs. We curate the annual Waterloo Festivalour charity The Bridge at Waterloo provides employment courses; Southbank Sinfonia is headquartered at St John's. The Churchyard, with its community gardening and pollutant-absorbing greenery, provides an urban oasis.

But St John's desperately needs a makeover. Inspired by the post-war boost that the 1951 Festival of Britain provided, our ambition is to renovate the building in time for the 70th anniversary of The Festival of Britain.  

OUR SUPPORTERS SO FAR:

  • Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund 
  • The Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund
  • The congregation of St John's Waterloo 
  • Allchurches Trust
  • The Swire Charitable Trust
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • The City Bridge Trust
  • The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
  • The Rayne Foundation

DONATE HERE ONLINE

Donation                                                                      Will fund

£10 A new pane of glass in windows
£50 5m2 of acoustic improvements
£200 A named chair in church
£1,000  A step of the new staircase into crypt
£10,000      A new toilet
£50,000      A new room for training and community use
 

 

HOW WE WILL ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR GIFT     

£100,000 & over You may name a large room in the new Crypt.
£50,000 - £99,999 You may name a small room in the Crypt.
£5,000-£49,999 You become a member of the Long Room Circle. Name on board in Long room, Crypt, plus discounted Festival tickets & invitations to Reignite dinners & events.
£1000 - £4,999

Name on new staircase to Crypt, discounted Festival tickets, invitations to Reignite dinners & events.

£200 - £999:   Name on a church chair. Discounted Festival tickets.  
£10 - £200:     Name recorded in Book of Supporters. Discounted Festival tickets.  

 

DONATE HERE ONLINE

Or you can donate directly to us or set up a standing order. For sums over £500 we prefer direct donations. 

CAF Bank

 

A/C Name:  The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Waterloo

A/C Sort Code 40-52-40

A/C Number 00022879

If you donate directly please email Giles Goddard for acknowledgement and a Gift Aid form. 

giles@stjohnswaterloo.org

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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