Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield
is hosting a display of
WW1 War Memorials
commencing with the Heritage Open Days weekend 2015
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September, 11am – 4pm
“We will remember them”
Heritage Open Days Events at Christ Church, Macclesfield
11am-4pm Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September
All weekend – Macclesfield Reflects WW1 war memorial display
A display of war memorials saved from some of Macclesfield’s former churches, with information about the churches they came from and some of the men named on the memorials. Pick up a leaflet for the new Macclesfield War Memorial Trail (available at the Visitor Information Centre, the Old Town Hall, St Michael’s Church and Christ Church) and take a walk around the town to see some of Macclesfield’s other war memorials – you’ll be surprised at how many there are!
Some photos from the event:
All weekend – The Roe-naissance Project display
The Roe-naissance Project has been working behind the scenes to find a new life for Christ Church. With the formation of the Macclesfield Heritage and Culture Partnership we are entering an exciting new chapter working with CCT’s Regeneration Team, other heritage projects in Macclesfield and national heritage organisations. Exhibition boards with some of the ideas being explored are on show.
Saturday 12th September – Organ music and bell-ringing
11am-1pm: organist Andrew Dean, former Director of Music at Manchester Grammar and Director of Choral Music at Leeds Metropolitan University, will play the newly tuned and maintained 130 year old instrument.
2pm onwards: the active group of bell-ringers will be in the tower – the bells have been in use for most of Christ Church’s 240 year history.
Sunday 13th September – Family fun for little detectives!
12am-3pm: iSpy Hunt for 3yrs+ around the nooks and crannies of the magnificent box pews. Ceramicist Helen Wright encourages children to explore Christ Church – with prizes for the best detectives!
After the Heritage Open Days weekend, Christ Church is normally open:
April to September: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 3.00pm
and every second and fourth Saturday from 10.00am – 1.30pm
October to March: Mondays from 10.00am to 3.00pm only
For more information, see the Churches Conservation Trust website or the Heritage Open Days website.