Heritage Open Day 2016

The church will be open and there will be historic displays within the church. Tower tours will take place. The church tower is the highest point in St Albans and on a clear day offers distant views of the Wembley Arch and Canary Wharf as well as striking views of St Albans and the surrounding countryside. Access to the tower roof is subject to weather conditions and there is an age restriction. There is a large churchyard with orchard, wildflower meadow, storyteller's circle and Garden of Hope with Tree of Life memorial sculpture.

Opening Times

  • Sunday 11 September: Church: 2pm-5pm; Tower tours: 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Booking Details

No booking required


The church is generally accessible to wheelchair users, but the tower is accessible only via a narrow spiral staircase and, to roof level, by a very steep ladder. Under 9s are not allowed on the roof due to the steepness and height of the last ladder. There will be no access to the roof in bad weather.

Additional information

Max 12 people per tour/session. St Peter's Bellringers plan to ring in the Challenge 500 collective bellringing event and give a demonstration to visitors on Thursday 8 September 6-7pm  - listen out for the bells before coming to see them on Sunday!


St Peter's is the large church which commands the northern end of St Peter's Street, near the roundabout junction of St Peter's Street and Hatfield Road.

Heritage Open Days events around St Albans

Please click here for details of all the attractions you can visit between 8 and 11 September.

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