Prescot Church & Tower Open for Heritage Open Days

By on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

parishchurchThe Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Prescot, will be open free to visitors this weekend.

Otherwise known as Prescot Parish Church, the building dates to the early 17th century, with the clergy vestry dating to Mediaeval times. It is Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building.

The event coincides with Heritage Open Days, a nationwide event where buildings of historical and architectural interest are open to the public for a limited time.

The tower tours offer fantastic views in every direction across Merseyside. While tours of the main church are free, there’s a £2.50 charge (£1 for children 8-16) to ascend to the steeple, and all money raised goes to the Church Roof Fund.

The church is open from 12 noon to 3pm Friday 13 September (update: a funeral is taking place at 12.30pm on Friday, so visiting times will change accordingly),  11am to 3pm Saturday 14 September and 1pm to 3pm Sunday 15 September. Free guided tours start at half past each hour.

Tower tours are on Saturday only, from 10am to 3pm. Parties are limited to six, so call by early in the day to book your place.

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