1941 - 2021
1941 - St Clement Danes Church all but destroyed during the Blitz.
1955 - St Clement Danes becomes the Central Church of the RAF and national memorial of Remembrance to all who have died in service.
1958 - St Clement Danes Church reconsecrated in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as the Central Church of the Royal Air Force.
1960 - Books of Remembrance installed in the church as a memorial to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving in the RAF.
2022 - Launch of the 1941 Appeal to restore and upgrade the Church for future generations.

On the 10th of April 2022, at the Royal Air Force Founders Day Service, St Clement Danes Church are launching their most ambitious fundraising appeal since the worldwide fundraising appeal in the 1950s. That campaign raised £125,000 to rebuild the church following its destruction in 1941 during the Blitz.

The visionary three pillared 1941 Appeal will raise the funding to guarantee the safety and future of St Clement Danes Church for the generations to come.


Pillar One:

Will urgently address essential structural work to the Steeple, due to commence in the autumn of 2022, originally damaged over 80 years ago in the devastating inferno in 1941.


Pillar Two:

The modernisation will include opening the Crypt to the full length of the church to provide a “well-being” hub, meeting the needs of those with PTSD, mental, financial and vulnerability issues.

The new Crypt will also feature an education centre, community Café, new wash-room facilities, exhibition space and music practice rooms. The area will be available for partner charities, the local community and those wanting a new and exciting events venue in central London.

Pillar Three:

Will include the renovation of the Harrison & Harrison Organ, gifted to the church by members of the United Stares Air Force.

It will also develop the island on which the church stands for the use of the local community and is in keeping with local improvements.


More news about the 1941 Appeal will be announced on this, our 1941 Appeal section of the website.

If you wish to receive our 1941 Appeal news, please complete the form below, and we will send you more exciting news as we get closer to the launch in April 2022.

If you would like more detailed information about the Appeal, wish to discuss a donation, legacy gift, or how you can help our team, please email

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