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About Care for St Anne’s

Care for St Anne’s was launched in 1978 under the Rectorship of Rev. Christopher Idle and registered as a charitable trust in 1984 (registration number 288889).  The organisation was formed to preserve and maintain St Anne’s for the future, an aim that continues to this day.

What we do

Our remit to preserve Hawksmoor’s Limehouse masterpiece for future generations is as relevant today as it was when the organisation was first established.  We remain committed to the restoration and maintenance of St Anne’s and we are currently fundraising to install a lift, giving step free access to all areas of the building.

Read about our current projects here

Read about the restoration so far here

2019 CfSA Annual Report

2019 CfSA Accounts

Who we are


Our board of trustees oversees the work of Care for St Anne’s, making sure that the charity acts properly in its care for the building.  They are:

  • Professor Michael Hebbert (chair)
  • Rev Richard Bray (Rector of St Anne’s)
  • Dr John Buscombe
  • Richard Horner (treasurer)
  • Helen Kenney
  • Floyd MacDonald
  • Hazel Parker-Brown (secretary)


We are grateful for the ongoing support of our patrons.

Patron: Admiral Lord West of Spithead


  • Spencer Down
  • Jim Fitzpatrick
  • Lady Green of Hurstpierpoint
  • Rt Rev Joanne Grenfell
  • Julian Harrap
  • Owen Hopkins
  • Rev Chris Idle
  • Lord Thoby Kennet
  • Lord David Owen
  • Sir Charles Saumarez Smith
  • Sir Roy Strong
  • Admiral Lord West of Spithead

Care for St Anne’s is a registered charity, no 288889