How You Can Help - 1711 Walk
The 1711 Walk
Baroque and Stroll!
The 1711 Walk is a new way to see 12 of London’s finest Baroque churches and raise much-needed funds for their preservation. It is now possible to walk the 17 mile route linking the magnificent church buildings by Hawksmoor and his contemporaries, and know that you are helping to preserve them for future generations by donating to the National Churches Trust 1711 Fund. The walk can be be enjoyed either in its entirety or in smaller sections by following the 1711 Guide and can be done throughout the year under your own steam. You can plan your own starting time and date or you can enjoy it as a spontaneous jaunt when the sun is shining! Donating to the fund through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Just go to the JustGiving 1711 Fund page.
On 12 June 1711, Queen Anne gave royal assent to an Act which saw the building of the 12 churches. On Sunday 12 June 2011, the walk was launched from St Alfege Greenwich to mark the exact 300th anniversary of the Act. The walkers completed the entire route from Greenwich to Westminster following the 1711 Guide. You can find out more about the walk and its background on the 1711 Walk website.
In recognition of the tercentenary of the Act, we have created a special ring-fenced fund called the National Churches Trust 1711 Fund, from which it will be able to make grants to support the preservation and restoration of the nine Queen Anne Churches which are still in use as places of worship. You can raise money for this fund via the dedicated JustGiving page created for the Walk, or please send donation cheques made payable to the National Churches Trust to: The National Churches Trust 1711 Fund, 31 Newbury Street, London, EC1A 7HU.
The 1711 Walk Guide
The 1711 Walk route is set out in a 16 page A5 Guide, handsomely illustrated by Andrew Ingamells, published as a numbered limited edition of 500 copies. To cover costs, it will be priced at £2.75 (plus p&p). Any profits will go to the National Churches Trust 1711 Fund. To order your copy of the Guide, complete and return the form in this flyer or visit the website.