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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Tue 9th Aug 2016

Heritage Open Days are run each year over four days in September. They provide an opportunity to celebrate England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public.  The events allow places of interest to offer a once a year chance to discover usually hidden treasures and allow members of the public to enjoy tours, events and activities and see local history come to life. Heritage Open Days celebrate what makes local communities and neighbourhoods special. By stimulating curiosity and discovery, the event connects people with their local places of interest and history.

The programme is managed by the Heritage Open Days National Partnership and funded by English Heritage. The days are also supported by a network of volunteers making the event England's biggest voluntary cultural event.

St. Antony's Centre will be taking part in the Heritage Open Day events this year. On Friday 9th September we will be opening St. Antony's Church to allow the general public access to this unique Tin Tabernacle-our hidden gem. 

The mission Church was founded to serve the residents of the newly built Westinghouse Village and the iron chapel was opened in 1904. The demolition of the Trafford Park Village late 1970s and early 1980s left St Antony's without a resident population and the Parish was adapted to serve as the UK's first and only Industrial Chaplaincy. Sadly the church closed in 2009 however we will be opening the doors and inviting you to explore the inside of the Church and take a look at its history.

On Friday 9th September we will be open from 10am until 4pm.

Our exhibition will also be open on the day.

Admission is free of charge and refreshments will be available to purchase in the Centre.

On Sunday 11th September, the Centre and Church will be open between 2pm and 5pm for our Trafford Park reunion. If you worked or lived in the Park or simply want to view the centre and church please pop along and see us. Refreshments will be available for a small charge with all proceeds going to the heritage project. 

For more information, please call 0161 848 9173.