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Restoration Appeal

We have an ongoing restoration programme which focuses on the other aspects of restoration of the building besides the current Organ Appeal. 

Money raised helps maintain and develop the Union Chapel; James Cubitt's masterpiece of Gothic architecture saved from demolition in the 1980s. Recent work includes the completion of the first phase of the tower restoration project.

The Tower 

Watch the Restoration video with Stefan Gates Tower

Fundraising for the tower restoration project began in 2007 when it became apparent that the tower, which was damaged by bombs in WWII and has been struck by lightning twice, was in serious danger of collapse. We were very lucky to secure £100,000 of funding from Islington Council, £1.5 million from English Heritage and 1000s of smaller donations from individuals. This meant that emergency structural work could begin on the spire and the top portion of the tower in early 2009.

This first stage of the work is now complete and whilst there is plenty of work still to be done we no longer have to fear the tower's collapse. Work on the tower will resume in 2013 after the restoration of our 19th Century Henry Willis Organ is completed.

Donations to the restoration fund will allow work on the tower to continue and will also help the 100s of smaller projects that go on in this historic building. 

Donate to the Restoration Appeal now at:


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If you have donated on line via Music Glue & are a UK Tax payer then it would be wonderful if you would consider Gift Aiding your doantion.