St Peter’s Church has extended its opening hours (part of the Open Church initiative) over Beatle Week!
The Church will be open for tours from 10am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will be services going on during this time, including two weddings and a baptism, and so access to some areas might be limited on occasion. Visitors are, of course, welcome to attend any public service in the Church.
This is a great chance to learn more about this beautiful building that was an important part of John’s childhood and, without which, there might be no Beatles!
In addition, Nick, the Bell Tower Captain at St Peter’s, and his wonderful team of bell-ringers have arranged to open the Bell Tower for tours on Saturday August 25! John tried his hand at bell-ringing on one occasion, and you might also have the opportunity to ring Bell Number 3, the bell that all the beginners used. Tours will take place from 10am to 1pm, and then again from 2pm to 4pm.
Between 1pm and 2pm, Nick and the team will be ringing a ‘quarter peal’ on the bells. This is a continuous period of bell-ringing and is a perfect way to mark this year’s Beatle Week celebrations!
The team will also be ringing before the morning service on Sunday August 26 and visitors will have the opportunity to visit the tower then.
And don’t forget that the Church Hall is also open throughout Beatle Week!