On 18th November, 8 members of the Avenue 2020 project team visited the Special Collections Archive at The Hartley Library. We spent the afternoon looking at items from the MS52 and Cope Collections, relating to Isaac Watts. The archive items included an original bible owned by the Watts family, books written by Watts, and information […]

On Saturday 19th October 2019, Avenue St Andrew’s URC welcomed the Ealing Symphony Orchestra for an evening of entertainment. The concert was organised by Martyn Humphries and his wife, Heather, who both play in the orchestra.  An impressive 113 tickets were sold, raising over £2000! The funds raised were shared between the orchestra and the […]

 The building work has started on the turret at Avenue St Andrew’s URC (ASA) and the rest of the Avenue 2020 project is well underway! The project research team are busy exploring the history of ASA, looking at the music of Isaac Watts, the architecture of James Cubitt, and the story of the church in […]

The Avenue 2020 Project is looking for volunteers! All are welcome! If you are interested or know anyone who is, then comment on this post or email our Heritage Project Manager at: toniagriffiths@gmail.com #HeritageFundUK

Presentation of over £600 given by staff at ASDA Totton to the Avenue 2020 project in memory of their colleague and Avenue St Andrew’s community cafe regular, Daryl Barnes, who sadly died earlier this year. Rev Dr Sarah Hall receives the donation from Kym Bradley, ASDA People Manager.

17/10/2019 Avenue 2020 is a project based at Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church on the Avenue in Southampton exploring the congregation’s story as a church which helps others. In parallel with high-level refurbishment of the building, the project has three main strands. One will explore the music of Isaac Watts, the so-called ‘Father of […]