American Friends of The Boston Stump


Was someone in your family an American donor to the 1930s Stump appeal?









The American Friends of The Boston Stump, Inc. was founded in 2007 to raise awareness of the perpetual debt Americans owe St. Botolph's Church, and to raise funds for its restoration.

Known as The Stump locally and internationally, St. Botolph's is a magnificent church.  Its beauty, history, and modern ministry resonate with friends around the world. 

We invite you to find out more about this amazing structure.  The church in "St. Botolph's Town" (which shortens to "Boston") played a central role in the formation of the Puritan colony that became Boston, Massachusetts, which in turn was central to the creation of the United States of America. 

Throughout the intervening centuries, St. Botolph's and the town of Boston, England have continued their close relationship with the United States -- especially, though not by any means exclusively, with Boston, Massachusetts.  The American Friends of The Boston Stump is dedicated to finding ways to maintain and grow that relationship, far into the future. 

We hope your explorations will move you to make a tax-deductible gift to The American Friends of The Boston Stump.  Our goal is to raise $3 million for the Restoration Appeal in time for the celebration (to which you are invited!) of St. Botolph's septecentennial in 2009; we plan thereafter to create educational and exchange programs that will make the American connection to St. Botolph's Church ever stronger.