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To mark the centenary of the WW1 Armistice, St. Saviour’s church in Grand Drive held a two-week exhibition, “The Men of Raynes Park, 1914-18”, to remember and honour the 97 men who lost their lives in the Great War.  Their names are recorded on a community memorial that stands in the church’s grounds, erected in 1921 with public subscriptions. 

This exhibition was publicised in The Guide in the autumn and the team at St. Saviour’s was delighted that so many people from the surrounding community came to see it, in particular at the opening day on Saturday 26th October and on Remembrance Day itself, on each of which more than 200 people attended. 

The names on the WW1 memorial are now no longer legible and we have embarked on a project to restore it so that the men and the sacrifices they made are always remembered. We have now obtained formal tenders from contractors to carry out the work and are seeking approval from the Diocese of Southwark and the War Memorials Trust. However, we face a funding shortfall of around £10,000.  The total cost of the work is likely to be over £22,000 and the donations and pledges from the community raised to date are around £12,000. This includes the many wonderful contributions made through the exhibition. 

While we await the necessary approvals, we are pursuing further fund raising, with applications also to the Heritage Lottery Fund and to local businesses and we intend to contact all those who have already pledged support to provide details of when the funds will be needed.  But, given the funding gap, it seems likely that we will need still more support from the community.  

Any contribution would be much appreciated. If you wish to pledge or donate an amount, please see contact details below.

With grateful thanks for your support. 

The Administrator,

Parish Office, St Saviour’s Church, Grand Drive, London SW20 9DL

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0208 540 9406


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