Friends of Christ Church

‘A call to restore this jewel in the crown of London’ Prof Kerry Downes, Hawksmoor Scholar

The Friends of Christ Church Spitalfields is the charity leading the restoration of Hawksmoor's masterpiece. Starting in 1976, the Friends have raised and spent £10 million on an award-winning restoration.

Please explore this website for the history of the church and its restoration, events organised by the Friends and how you can support the work of the Friends.

‘The Spitalfields organ by Bridge, 1735, is of the greatest importance’

Gustav Leonhardt


Christ Church Spitalfields venue:
tours and hiring

For information about tours or hiring the church please call Christ Church Spitalfields venue on 020 7377 6793 or visit

Christ Church Spitalfields parish: church services
For further information about church services and opening hours for visitors please call 020 7377 2440 or view the congregation website:

The Friends of Christ Church Spitalfields

1735 Richard Bridge organ appeal
The Friends are raising money to restore the Spitalfields organ, a rare eighteenth-century instrument of international significance. Please join us and help us bring music back to Bridge’s organ at Christ Church Spitalfields.
More information

main image: View of west front of Christ Church Spitalfields from Brushfield Street.
photograph by CH Woodward

above: The unrestored and empty case of the 1735 Richard Bridge organ in the nave of Christ Church Spitalfields.
photograph by SRB Humphreys