Alms Houses in Richmond - History, Heritage and Community

A talk at St. Nicholas Church by Juliet Ames-Lewis

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August 27, 2023

Juliet Ames-Lewis the CEO of The Richmond Charities is to give a talk on: Alms Houses in Richmond - History, Heritage and Community .

Her organisation is one of the UK’s largest almshouse charities and her talk will set it in the historical context of Richmond’s many almshouse endowments since 1600 and the wider almshouse movement.

She will discuss recent evidence which shows that almshouse residents enjoy a ‘longevity boost’ due to staff support and the nature of the community in which they live.

She will also touch on the role of almshouse charities in the modern era and the huge number of almshouses that are currently being built nationwide to house our ageing population.

The talk takes place on Thursday 14 September at 7pm at St Nicholas Church on Church Street (W4 2PJ).

Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions and there is no charge for the Friends of St Nicholas Church who have organised the event.

The doors of the church will open at 6.30pm when refreshments will be available.

St Nicholas Church is the earliest of the parish churches of Chiswick. Founded some 1,300 years ago, it was rebuilt in the 1880s, but the tower dates from 1425.

The purpose of the Friends of St Nicholas Church is the repair and maintenance of the building and churchyard, and its fixtures, fittings, and contents. The group raises funds from Friends’ subscriptions, and from events in the church and elsewhere. New members are always welcome. Click here for information on how to join.


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