Visit St. Leonard’s Church on Heritage Open Days

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Date(s) - 13/09/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St Leonard’s Parish Church


Visit this outstanding grade I listed church dating from 1100. It has Norman arches uniquely incorporated into a mediaval structure and a notable history, including the medieval Flodden Window and rare brasses.  Inside, the church is full of craftwork from all centuries including Arts & Crafts work by Christopher and Veronica Whall, James Smithies, Christopher Webb, A. K. Nicholson and Edgar Wood. It is the oldest building in Greater Manchester with a ‘wooden steeple for a stubborn people’.

Event not suitable for children under the age of 5. Max 6 people per tour/session.

Colin Gilbert Commemoration Exhibition – by Rochdale Art Society

Open Heritage Open Days only – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11th to13th September

Plate Colin GilbertThe exhibition commemorates, Colin Gilbert, former president of the Society who sadly died last year. It will feature Colin’s paintings and work of current society members. Paintings will be on sale.

Also available to buy are Queen Elizabeth Grammar School commemorative plates featuring a wonderful impression of the school painted by Colin, typifying his skill and style.

Rochdale Art Society is one of the oldest in the area. Edgar Wood was a working member and provided paintings for its exhibition of 1884.