The international church on Lake Como

The task of Restoration

Restoration Appeal

In the opinion of the Diocesan Surveyor, Tony Redman MA, BSc, FRICS, IHBC, "this is  a stunning building and probably one of the most significant buildings in the Church of England, certainly one of the most beautiful. It is worth spending money to keep this building open."

We are sure that all who have worshipped at our Church will agree.

Without an appeal and without donations, we will be unable to carry out even basic maintenance tasks required to keep the Church open for future generations.

Our recent structural survey highlighted that we have around €100,000 of urgent repairs and maintenance to make to the Church. In particular, the pre-Raphaelite "sgrafitto" wall decoration, which is described of being of national importance, is in dire need of specialist restoration (after water damage from the roof). This alone will cost €25,000.

A full list of the required maintenance works can be provided on request, in the form of our 2022 Quinquennial Report.

Please make a donation to our 125th Anniversary Appeal. Donations can be made by bank transfer to our Italian bank account (see right).

Thanks so much for your support!

Restoration Appeal Bank Account Details

Account name: Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia

Account bank: Banca Prossima, Piazza Ferrari, 10, 20121 Milano, Italy

IBAN: IT92 E033 5901 6001 0000 0126 644

BIC (swift): BCITITMX Account number: 1000/126644

Please give reference Restoration Appeal