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Visit St Peter's Church during the annual Heritage Open Days scheme

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Visit St Peter's Church during the annual Heritage Open Days scheme

St Peter's Church overlooking Folkestone Harbour

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Fri, 25 August 2017

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From 10:00am to 16:30pm

On: Saturday, Sep 9th 2017
St. Peter's Church
  • From 10:00am to 16:30pm
  • North Street, Folkestone, CT19 6AL
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  • Free Entry

St. Peter's Church in Folkestone is participating in the annual Heritage Open Day Scheme offering tours on Saturday, 9th September from 10am to 4.30pm

St Peterís Church, consecrated in July 1868, watching over the harbour, was built to bring the Church to the fishing community and East Cliff. St Peterís would have been one of the last views of England by many soldiers departing during the First World War, as well as a welcoming view for those who returned and to many thousands of incoming Belgian refugees. Today it overlooks the re-developing harbour district and continues to watch over the fishing fleet as the boats leave and return to port. The Church plays a central role in the annual Blessing of the Fisheries each June.

In the front line of both world wars, the Church is currently repairing damage from the Second World War. A small display showing this work will be a highlight, as for one day, the rich heritage of the Church is open for visits, tours and teas between the hours of 1000-16.30

Find out more by visiting:

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/st.-peters-church-folkestone

Virtual tours are also available on St Peterís website: http://stpetersfolk.church/virtual-tour-of-st-peters/

The Church is also open at other times as well as the HOD event on:

Thursday 7 September: Regular Services Only - Coffee Morning 11 am Mass 12 noon
Saturday 9 September: 1000-16.30 for HOD visits, teas and tours
Sunday 10 September: Regular Services Only: 08.00; 10.30; 18.00

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