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St Anne's Limehouse

Telephone
+447746037381
Location
Three Colt Street,
Limehouse
London
London
E14 8HH
GB

ST ANNE'S LIMEHOUSE

About Us

Designed in the 18th Century by the internationally renowned architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and completed in 1730, St Anne’s Church is Grade I listed and one of the most significant church buildings in the UK. It is considered an epitome of the English baroque movement, an iconic built heritage and landmark of Limehouse, and integral to the history of the region’s diverse communities.

The building is currently on Historic England’s Buildings at Risk Register because of its poor condition and chronic accessibility problems. As St. Anne’s Limehouse approaches its 300th celebrations in 2030, the Parochial Church Council has chosen this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch its Hawksmoor300Limehouse Campaign to address the building’s problems and create the improvements that will be the catalyst for sustainable and inclusive change.

The building is currently on Historic England’s Buildings at Risk Register because of its poor condition and chronic accessibility problems. As St. Anne’s Limehouse approaches its 300th celebrations in 2030, the Parochial Church Council has chosen this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch its Hawksmoor300Limehouse Campaign to address the building’s problems and create the improvements that will be the catalyst for sustainable and inclusive change.

This awe-inspiring Grade 1 listed church, built from 1712 to 1724 and consecrated in 1730, has a rich maritime history. Its imposing 50m tower was designed as a landmark visible to shipping on the Thames. Its clock, resting on the tower, is the highest clock on any London church and has a special maritime design which underlines the strong historical ties between the church and the Royal Navy. It chimed every 15 minutes to help guide the 6000 ships that used the Limehouse docks daily. Over the clock is a golden ball, used as a navigation mark by ships sailing on the Thames. From its foundation, the history of the church has been intertwined with the history of Limehouse’s diverse communities and its maritime personnel, both those who lived in the area and those who arrived at its ports and docks. Queen Anne allowed the church to display the White Ensign, the second most senior flag of the Royal Navy, because its proximity to the Thames made it a convenient registry for sea captains. The flag is still displayed to this day.

We are urgently seeking to recruit an Events & Digital Fundraising Manager

The role is to develop a range of marketing and communication methods to launch Hawksmoor300 Campaign amongst local communities, community and partner organisations, and national/local media. This will include creating and managing online fundraising facilities across social media platforms, organising events, and developing digital fundraising campaigns with the aim of generating £300k from sponsorships, donations, and ticket sales. The Campaign Office is currently made up of the Campaign Director, and Financial Controller & Admin Officer. The team works closely with the Campaign Chair (the Rector) and the Campaign Board.

Please apply with a copy of your CV and a covering letter and send them to: info@hawksmoor300limehouse.com quoting Third Sector & Event Jobs stating how your skills match the job specifications and what you’d bring to the post. The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 8th March 2024. Please apply as soon as possible. We will be interviewing suitable candidates on an ongoing basis. Final interviews are planned for the week commencing 11th March 2024.

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