Oranges and Lemons Let's Repair the Bells of St Clement’s
St Clement Danes Church has a long standing affiliation, not only by name, to St Clement Danes School. The school was originally located in Hougton Street, founded in 1862 by the church wardens of St Clement Danes Parish in Aldwych and funded from income from the St Clement Danes Holborn Estate. The church itself is a historical Grade I listed monument, rebuilt by the highly acclaimed architect Sir Christopher Wren in 1682, and has stood through the tests of time, including two world wars. During recent inspection work it was discovered that the top of the church spire will need to be dismantled, the stonework renovated and the entire structure rebuilt. The Friends of St Clement Danes, the official charity of the Church, are appealing for funds to support the campaign. The ‘1941 Campaign’ will be officially launched this May, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of a bomb which directly hit the church during the blitz.
Even today, we continue to celebrate the long-standing history of St Clement Danes School with our annual Speech day every September and our Commemoration service held at St Clement Danes Church each November, both magnificent events, which continue to embody the school’s ethos of excellence, respect and trust. We are so fortunate that thousands of students, parents and choir members have had an opportunity to experience this unique day, which annually brings together the entire community.
These extensive initial renovations are projected to take 15 months to complete, at a cost of approximately £2,000,000. During these unprecedented times, we acknowledge the difficulties faced by our school community this past year, but if you do wish to donate to this worthwhile cause please see the charities account details below:
The Friends of St Clement Danes
Sort code: 40-06-29
Account number: 21256394
Reference: Your name & Donation amount
All donations are greatly appreciated, and we aim to keep you updated on the progress of this astounding monument with such special historic links to our school which will continue to be of significance for future generations.
More information can be found at https://stclementdanesraf.org/