Seven Saxon Kings

Seven Saxon kings, including the first ‘Kings of England’ are traditionally thought to have been crowned at Kingston Upon Thames. Before All Saints Church was built, the site was an important estate of the West Saxon Kings and host to Royal coronations.

We will tell this significant heritage story by creating seven spectacular and unique embroidery panels depicting the Kings with rich imagery based on events from their reign.

We have worked with talented contemporary artists to create bespoke designs for embroidery panels, and here present the designs that we hope to make into reality with your help and support.

For a PDF booklet outlining the project, visualisation of completed images  please click on the following link:

All Saints Kingston Seven Saxons Embroidery Project 2022

Can you help us ensure Kingston’s Saxon heritage story is enjoyed by future generations for many years to come?

The Book of Names Appeal

The Book of Names supports our Seven Saxon Kings Embroidery project and provides a simple and lasting record to honour someone special, family or friend.

A gift in the Book of Names is a unique and lasting Christmas present and supports an iconic Kingston upon Thames project.

Find out more: Book of names leaflet

How to include a name in the book: You can include a name into the book by completing our Book of Names Entry Form (below) and making a £100 BACS payment per name.

For a £100 donation you will receive the following:

  • An embroidered name of up to 20 characters
  • A certificate showing the name memorialised
  • Information on the project and how you can view the Book of Names when completed

Click below for the entry form: Book of Names Entry Form 

Completed forms should be emailed here with subject title ‘Book of Names’.

To find out more please contact our communications manager here.

Or should you wish to donate another amount, please see our leaflet General Donations leaflet or use our donation page here.