About The Friends

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is self-supporting and receives no endowment. It is given valuable support by the Friends, an organisation within the Stanley Spencer Memorial Fund, registered charity no 307989.

Application forms to join the Friends are available online (click here for .pdf application form) or from the Gallery. When joining, please consider making your subscription eligible for Gift Aid by completing the declaration on this form.

Our Aims

  • To promote interest both nationally and internationally in the work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA, CBE.
  • To assist in the running and maintenance of the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham so that Spencer’s work can be displayed in the village environment which inspired it
  • To provide financial aid towards that Gallery’s running costs, and to contribute towards the acquisition costs of further works of Stanley Spencer.

Join The Friends

Membership of the Friends brings free admission to the Cookham Gallery during official opening hours; regular newsletters with events at the Gallery and exhibitions of Spencer’s work elsewhere; invitations to private views and other special events at the Gallery. Members are also invited to join organised outings to art exhibitions and places of artistic or architectural interest at group rates.

Two year subscriptions: £15.00 single / £30.00 couple per annum – or five-year subscription £30.00 single / £50.00 couples.

Click here for a copy of the 2019 AGM minutes

2019 Events

A Day in Spencer’s Cookham

July 26, 2019


The Stanley Spencer Gallery is arranging a day’s outing in Cookham for a small group of Friends of the Gallery.  We plan to meet at the Gallery at 11.00 am on Friday July 26 for an escorted walk around the sites in Cookham that are most closely associated with Spencer and his paintings.  We will break for lunch together at the Bel and Dragon, and return to the Gallery at 1.30pm for a guided tour of the Summer Exhibition.  This exhibition marks the 60th anniversary of Spencer’s death, and sets a selection of his works alongside those of a stellar cast of his contemporary artists. 

The cost of the event, which is limited to Friends, is £7 (excluding lunch).  Places on the event are limited.  To reserve a place, please reply as soon as possible, but no later than June 7, to