Heritage Open Day

On Saturday 11th September 2021, St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church will be open for visitors between noon & 4:00 p.m. Our church has always been the Parish Church of the ancient settlement of Eckington in NE Derbyshire. It has strong links with the Sitwell (owners of the Renishaw estate) and the Wells (mining managers) families. Old photographs and records relating to the church and to other churches which once were active in Eckington (many now converted or demolished) will feature in exhibitions inside the church. The church has two side chapels.  There are many large stained glass windows of various ages, the church also has interesting artefacts on its walls. The tower and bell ringing chamber will be open and members of the church’s bell ringing team will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about bell-ringing. You may be able to have a go under supervision! There will also be refreshments available in the church.