Climb one of the UK's tallest buildings and Preston's highest point!

St. Walburge's Spire 
will be open to the public from the beginning of August for five weeks. 'The Spire in the Summer' will grant access to the Preston landmark each Saturday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Shrine church of St. Walburge's is giving visitors the unique opportunity to ascend to its Spire which reaches a staggering height of 309 feet (94 metres).

The tower contains a single bell of 31 cwt (1.5 tonnes) cast by Mears and Stainbank of Whitechapel which is the heaviest swinging bell in Lancashire.

Children must be over the age of 8 or 110 cm to climb up with an adult. 

Why not stroll over to our bar area afterwards where you can enjoy a nice relaxing drink, inside or outside (at socially-distanced tables of course!) from our fully stocked bar?



In order to follow Government guidelines we will:

Follow cleaning and hygiene procedures
Maintain 2m social distancing  
Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
Apply a one way System

For more information please contact:
07778506832 or email: Stwalburgesevents@gmail.com



St. Walburge's Shrine Church, Weston Street, Preston, PR2 2QE.



From Saturday 1st August 2020 19:00 PM. Until Saturday 5th September 2020 20:30 PM.

About the good cause

St. Walburge's Shrine Church

To promote the glory of God and advance the Apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly through an attachment to the Extraordinary Form of the Liturgy of the Roman Church.

Please show your support by making a donation, we would be most grateful. Your donation will enable us to keep up  with the maintenance of this iconic church building. This stunning Grade I Shrine Church costs a fortune to run. Thank you very much.

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