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Heritage Day – 11th September 2011

 The tower at All Saints church is a visible reminder of centuries of our heritage. Visitors are welcome to the church, and the ringers at All Saints are proud to share their heritage of English style bellringing with the community. 

  Tours of All Saints bell tower

All Saints church, Wiltshire Road, Sunday 11th September, 1pm - 5pm 

The tower will be open, giving members of the public a rare chance to see inside this historic bell tower.

Tours will include:

  • Visit to the clock room  to see the works of the restored 1827 turret clock
  • Visit to the bell chamber  to see the restored ring of 8 bells, the oldest of which are 300 years old
  • Visit to the tower roof to see one of the finest views  over Wokingham and the surrounding countryside.

 Please note that the tour involves climbing spiral steps to the full height of the tower (about 70 feet).

All Saints tower

Ringing in the 1950s

The Town Council  has adopted a 1950s theme for Heritage Weekend in 2011. In keeping with that theme, visitors will be able to see a display about bellringing in Wokingham in the 1950s .

Open church and churchyard

During the afternoon the rest of the historic grade 2* listed building will be open for visitors to look round.

Visitors are also welcome to look round the 7 acre churchyard, which includes many historic memorials, as well as areas devoted to the encouragement of wildlife, and some magnificent old trees.

Explanatory leaflets will be available for visitors who wish to look round the church and churchyard, and there will be some 

Conducted tours:

Living Heritage

Copies of the book 'Living Heritage – 300 years of bells, ringing and bellringers at All Saints Wokingham' will be on sale during the afternoon. See more information.

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