Chistian Dior – Designer of Dreams

Talk on ‘Chistian Dior – Designer of Dreams’ from the V&A Monday 20 May 2019. Starts at 07.00pm. Come and hear an Exclusive Talk by Emma Treleaven from the Dior Curating team at the V&A on the very successful Exhibition currently showing at the V&A. Flyer to follow. Online tickets on sale after Easter

Van Gogh in Britain

The Friends of St Anne’s Church NEW EVENT, Saturday 11 May 11.00am. ‘VAN GOGH IN BRITAIN’. To celebrate the new Exhibition at Tate Britain, Dr David Bellingham art historian, author and Programme Director for the Masters Degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, will deliver a talk about the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for a decade. Tickets on sale online at friendsofstanneskew.org.uk.

Summer Recital Series 2019

Every Sunday afternoon from May to September, this beautiful and
historic church offers a platform for emerging artists and seasoned
professionals to present exciting and eclectic programmes to the local
community and the wider visiting audience. For over a decade, the
Saint Anne’s Sunday Afternoon Recital Series has consistently
attracted musicians of international repute to perform in this
atmospheric setting.
This year’s series includes programmes from four international piano
recitalists, a unique vocal recital celebrating the centenary of Polish-
Jewish composer Miecyszlaw Weinberg, a new reading for harp and
voice of Les nuits d’été in the sesquicentennial anniversary of the death
of Hector Berlioz, a chamber music cycle featuring Messiaen’s Quatuor
pour la fin du temps, Shostakovich’s Quartet no. 8 in C minor (opus 110)
and Arnold Cooke’s rarely performed Piano Trio, two specialist period
instrument ensembles, contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y
and the return of former music director Chad Kelly to perform three
concerts of the Bach Cantatas, with musical friends old and new.
Before and after every recital, home-made cakes and cream teas can
be enjoyed in the church’s Parish Rooms and surrounding picturesque
grounds. A retiring collection goes towards sustaining and developing
the rich musical life of the community.

DOWNLOAD 2019 RECITAL SERIES PROGRAMME

Opera Lectures

Avenue Club News – St. Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ – Tel: 020 8948 8807. Our highly popular Opera Lectures restart on Thursday 13th September 10.00 – 12.00 in The Alexandra Hall – £7.00 per lecture. They will continue on the second and fourth Thursday of the month until 13th December. This term Ross will be concentrating on Opera in Performance focusing on works either in performance in London or live screenings to cinemas from The Met in New York. His lectures will enhance your enjoyment by discovering how the drama is made into music and then seeing it unfold on the big screen or live in the theatre. Not to be missed.

Tercentenary Celebrations on 7th September 2014

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Tercentenary Sung Eucharist

A memorable Tercentenary Sung Eucharist was led by The Rt. Revd. Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark to an enthusiastic congregation. Celebrations afterwards continued with the releasing of balloons on Kew Green and wound up several hours later with tea and cakes, by way of a hog-roast and a stirring rendition by Ars Eloquentiae of Vivaldi’s Gloria. With many thanks to all who made it such a wonderful occasion. 

The Bishop of Southwark prepares to realise balloons to mark the start of the festivities
The Bishop of Southwark prepares to release balloons to mark the start of the festivities

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Balloons !

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The Choir witness the balloons ascending

A former chorister shares her memories of St Anne's in the late 1930's with the Bishop of Southwark
A former chorister shares her memories of St Anne’s in the late 1930’s with the Bishop of Southwark

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An orderly queue formed for luncheon on the Green

Fr Nigel Worn and The Bishop of Southwark share ideas with a parishioner
Fr Nigel Worn and The Bishop of Southwark share ideas with a parishioner. The Sun was a late but welcome guest to the event

Ars Eloquentiae performing Vivaldi's Gloria
Ars Eloquentiae performing Vivaldi’s Gloria

Cakes and tea in the Hall were a popular attraction to round off the afternoon
Cakes and tea in the Hall were a popular attraction to round off the afternoon.

The late afternoon sun and cricket forming a backdrop to discussions over tea n the churchyard.
The late afternoon sun and cricket forming a backdrop to discussions over tea in the churchyard.


Celebrate300 – Patronal Festivities

For the Saint’s day of St. Anne & St Joachim, 27th July, The Rt. Revd. Dr. Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, led the Sung Eucharist service and set festivities rolling by cutting a cake aptly decorated for the occasion.[ezcol_1half] patronal-02 [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] patronal-01a [/ezcol_1half_end] patronal 03
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300th anniversary of the consecration of St Anne’s

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 Sunday 11th May 2014


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Clergy and churchwardens, past and present, together with the congregation commemorated the 300th anniversary of the consecration of St Anne’s on the 11th May, with a sung eucharist to give thanks for 300 years of Christian witness in Kew. Above Fr. Peter McCrory (Vicar of St. Anne’s 1982-2000), left,  and Fr. Nigel Worn (vicar since 2000), right,  pause by the new font after the service. Below, David Blomfield, author of  “St. Anne’s, Kew 1714-2014”, signs a copy of the book for a happy purchaser in the Hall after the service.

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