Church of St Alban the Martyr – Open Church
Come and look round our large Grade II* listed Victorian Gothic Anglo-Catholic church with its cathedral-like columns and stone vaulting.
Designed by John Loughborough Pearson, architect of Truro Cathedral, it opened in 1881. View the magnificent Arts and Crafts reredos in St Patrick’s Chapel with five panels painted by Birmingham Artist Kate Bunce set in a beaten copper surround by her sister Myra.
Self-guided tour cards and free adult and children’s leaflets are available to use at your own pace, guidebooks are for sale and when possible members of the congregation will be available to show you round the building and tell you about its history.
Take a walk around the parish with our free trail leaflet. Visit the site of our first mission church opened in 1865 by James and Thomas Pollock in the new suburb of Highgate and that of our second Pearson church, St Patrick’s, opened in 1896 and demolished in 1966.
The church will be open for visitors from 9am to 5pm Thursday to Sunday, but please respect the dignity of our services from 12.30pm to about 1.15pm on Thursday, 9am to about 9.45am. on Saturday and from 10am to 11.15am on Sunday. Please either avoid these times or remain quiet and avoid the parts of the building in use. The church will be closed Monday to Wednesday.
Light refreshments will be available in the Church Hall, St Patrick’s Room, outside service times and subject to availability of enough volunteers.
Date & Time
Thursday 12 Sept – Sunday 15 Sept and Thursday 19 Sept – Sunday 22 Sept | 9am – 5pm (please note times of services)
Corner of Stanhope Street and Conybere Street, Highgate, B12 0YH
Booking not required
Free car parking on Stanhope Street and Conybere Street.