Saturday 15 Sept 2018 | 10.30am–4pm
Heritage Open Day at Holy Trinity Parish Church
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1TF
We will be celebrating Extraordinary women of Sutton Coldfield with artists Mandy Ross and Pyn Stockman from Secret City Arts. They will engage us in the stories of the suffragettes including local College Principal, Rhoda Anstey.
We will also explore the stories of photographer Emma Barton and two nineteenth century members of Holy Trinity’s congregation who wrote about Sutton Coldfield – Agnes Bracken and Sarah Holbeche.
Our day will be officially opened by the Mayor of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield – Councillor Derrick Griffin. There might be some surprise royal and church visitors from the past too. There will be fun activities for all ages including dressing up and taking your family photos in Emma Barton’s studio!
There will be stalls from local societies, and refreshments to keep you going. You will be able to explore our 700-year-old Grade 1 listed church building (where Bishop Vesey is buried) and our modern Trinity Centre. Weather and height restrictions permitting, you can climb the church tower and see unrivalled views over the town. You can also see our ancient sundial and the gravestone of Mary Ashford in the grounds of our conservation site which include the colourful Vesey Gardens.
No booking required.