Church Monuments Society

St Andrew Holborn

Study Day and AGM 2020



St Andrew Holborn, 5 St Andrew Street
London, EC1N 7AB United Kingdom

The 2019 combined study day and AGM was a huge success. We had four thought-provoking lectures on a wide range of topics, combining scholarly research and entertainment. As a result, we are thinking of doing something similar in 2020. This year we will be based at St Andrew’s Holborn. We can’t be quite as lavish – there will be no free lunch! – but there will be lectures and a brief AGM. See below for the formal notice of the AGM.

As well as the business of the AGM there will be talks so the day will begin at 11.00 am, and it is hoped that there are members who would like to give short talks of 10-15 minutes. These talks could be on a subject of interest, a genre of monument, an artisan, a recent discovery – the possibilities are endless. If this is something you would like to do please contact the Secretary. The full programme for the day will appear on the Society’s web site during August.

We also hope that some at least of the 2019 lectures will be published, either as posts on this blog or as articles in Church Monuments.

St Andrew Holborn is a great venue – some pictures below of the spectacular ‘Resurrection Stone’, now over the church door but originally in the Shoe Lane burial ground. More on this at . A church has stood on the site since c959, although not in the Great Fire the church was in a ruinous state and was rebuilt in 1684-5. The church was gutted in 1941 and reopened in 1961 after restoration. The monuments include that to Captain Thomas Coram, the founder of the Foundling Hospital.

The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane and the nearest railway station is Farringdon. Details of car parks in the area can be found on the internet.

Be sure to make a note of the date so that you can join fellow members and meet members of Council for what promises to be an interesting and entertaining day.

Notice for the 2020 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Church Monuments Society will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, 12th September 2020 at the St Andrew Holborn, 50 St Andrew Street, Holborn, London EC4A 3AF.

A copy of the Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting is available on the Society’s website as a downloadable pdf at and a printed copy may be requested from the Hon Secretary, Hilary Wheeler (address on back cover).


1. Apologies for absence

2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Presidential Address

5. Hon Treasurer’s Report

6. Thanks to the independent examiner and the appointment of the independent examiner

7. Hon Membership Secretary’s Report

8. Hon Publicity Officer’s Report

9. Hon Archivist’s Report

10. Hon Event’s Co-ordinator’s Report

11. Reports on the Society’s publications

12. Hon Conservation Cases Recorder’s Report

13. Election of the President

14. Election of Officers and two Ordinary members of Council

15. Announcement of the date and venue of the 2021 Annual General Meeting

Item 14: Election of two ordinary Members of Council

Nominations are invited for two ordinary Members of Council, whose subscriptions are not in arrears, to be elected for a three year term. Nominations should be made in writing, proposed and seconded by two members of the Society and should confirm the willingness of the nominees to stand. Nominations should reach the Hon Secretary, from whom nomination forms may be obtained, no later than Monday, 10 August 2020.

Perhaps you have thought about standing for election to Council but are not sure what it might entail? As a member of Council you would attend four convivial meetings a year, in central London, on Saturdays in March, May, July and November from 1-4 pm. Council receives reports and updates on on-going matters, and plans future activities. You do not have to be an expert but, like all members, have an enthusiasm for monuments.