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Time Out – Critics’ choice

The launch of 1711 Walk appears in Time Out (June 9-15) as one of “The five best events this week”.

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Update: Sunday 12th June

St George Hanover Square: The Church is likely to be open until at least 2:00 p.m., possibly to 2:30 p.m.

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Lord Lloyd Webber supports 1711 Walk

It is gratifying to have received the support of Lord Lloyd Webber, an enthusiastic campaigner for greater awareness of some of the unsung riches of British church architecture. Of Queen Anne’s 1711 Act, Lord Lloyd Webber says: “Very few people realise what a huge church building project (this) started. The 1711 Walk project is a wonderful way of both bringing to life a bit of history and also providing the opportunity to see some of the wonderful churches built at that time.”

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Update: Sunday 12th June

St George-in-the-East: The Guide mentions the Parish Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. but doesn’t mention that the Church will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (as it is every day). The Rector, Canon Michael Ainsworth, will be around to welcome visitors.
St Luke Old Street: There is an event taking place which it is not possible for walkers to attend. However, the fact that the building is open means that it may be possible to give out some general information about its history.

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Facebook

There’s now a permanent 1711 Walk page on Facebook.

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Queen Anne’s Ambulators

“Ambulator” has set up a JustGiving page in support of the National Churches Trust 1711 Fund. There’s also a 1711 Fund JustGiving page set up by the NCT itself.

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“Equal to any Piazza in Christendome”: Wednesday 8th June

“Ambulator” will be giving a talk to the Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields following their AGM on Wednesday, 8th June. Everyone is welcome to attend. The AGM is taking place at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Room, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE. He will be exploring the little known links between Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Lincoln’s Inn and the Queen Anne Churches. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to do “The Ninth Walk” from St Mary le Strand to St George’s Bloomsbury (this is slightly over a mile and should take about 20 minutes). There is a Facebook event page for those who’d like to let others know that they’ll be attending.

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