Joint presentation by the Church Council and Holy Sepulchre Restoration Trust
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2017
HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH 1100AD
Declared NATIONAL TREASURE
Awarded ICON of NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
BUILDING OF INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
10.00am – 4.00pm
SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
12.30pm – 4.00pm
Refreshments served on Saturday
* Share in the amazing find under the south aisle
* Learn of the REAL escape of Thomas a Becket
* Learn of the four Sheep Street war heroes
* Was Holy Sepulchre once a prison?
* Look back at the royal visits during restoration
* Book in for a great PROMS NIGHT coming up
Great for group visits –
enquiries to 01604 754 782 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With military historian David Parish MBE on duty, “The Soldiers’ Chapel” was also a favourite venue where many a military question and answer was overcome with great detail and the extra display sections creating the fascination of looking back at the many who have made the ultimate sacrifice and are remembered in the Book of Remembrance.
Enquiries for photographs via the internet can be requested at
There can be few Northampton buildings that attract visitors in such impressive numbers during heritage open days as does the ancient and historical Church of the Holy Sepulchre1100AD in Sheep Street.
A favourite venue for photographers locally and nationally, just occasionally a professional photographer captures some splendid new images of both interior and exterior .
Shown here are the images caught during the 2014 H. O. D. by Keith J Smith.
All photographs that follow are ©copyright to Keith J Smith(www.kjs-images.com) to whom we are most grateful for reproduction.
Keith J Smith would be pleased to receive enquiries for all types of commissions including Weddings, Commercial, Wildlife, Travel and Pets.
World famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100AD stands at the north end of Sheep Street close to the town centre. Endowed by the first Norman Earl of Northampton Simon de Senlis, the building escaped the Great Fire of 1675 whilst most of the town succumbed to the devastation.
A grade 1 listed building 'St Seps' as it is fondly known has recently completed a 28year, £1.2million restoration programme ensuring that the historic 'Crusader Round' and all the other vistas of the building are retained for worship,
concerts, theatre and tourists to enjoy.
There is so much for visitors to see and enjoy from architecture to military reminders as the Forces Church for Northamptonshire. Our tour guides will be waiting to welcome and guide you through the history and events of the centuries.
A new visitor experience is the recent conservation of the Victorian ceiling and wall paintings in the 'Soldiers' Chapel' carried out in July this year at a cost of approximately £38000. This includes new state of the art lighting to enhance the extraordinary work of the Tobit Curteis conservation team.
The tourist element of Holy Sepulchre is pleased to announce that David Parish MBE has joined the tour guide team.
David is Vice-chairman of Northamptonshire
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