The Friends and Descendants make an invaluable contribution to the ongoing efforts to conserve and protect this special place of outstanding cultural significance for future generations.
Without their tremendous help over the past years, it would not have been possible for St George’s Chapel and its associated buildings to be conserved, and to the high standards needed to ensure that the work undertaken lasts for centuries.
Since they were established just over 75 years ago, over thirty major works have been funded, wholly or partly, by the Friends. These have ranged from restoration of stained glass windows, the organ, and Chantry and Cloister areas, to installation of heating and fire alarm systems.
In 2002, following a report by the Surveyor of the Fabric which highlighted the great need for a number of works of renewal, the Dean and Canons launched a campaign to fund a 12-year programme to renew St George’s Chapel, its’ Cloisters and medieval lodgings.
To date over £12.5 million has been raised and is being spent on conserving and renewing this special place.
To find out more about the campaign’s progress, please click here.