Fundraising for project is underway

The campaign to continue a revamp of the landmark church just south of Waterloo Bridge with an Eric Parry-designed scheme has received a significant boost.

A faculty – the Church of England’s version of planning permission – has been granted for significant improvements to the worship and performance space of the main floor at St John’s Waterloo.

The church is home to the Southbank Sinfonia chamber orchestra, and hosts concerts and events throughout the year, including Waterloo Festival. 

The decision by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark follows the faculty in 2018 granted for a large-scale renovation of the crypt and vault rooms, remodelling of the street entrance to create a foyer and new access down to the lower floor.

Funds are now being raised for ReIGNITE 2021, the campaign to renovate St John’s in 2021, in time for the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain.