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St Alfege Church gallery tours
September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pmFree
Visit the atmospheric Hawksmoor church of St Alfege in Greenwich and get a chance to visit the galleries which are not always open to the public.
St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, was taken hostage by the Danes after they burnt down his cathedral during a raid on the city. They took him to Greenwich, hoping to ransom him for 3,000 gold marks, a huge sum of money. St Alfege refused to be ransomed, knowing it could mean starvation for many of his people, and as a result he was martyred. The church is built on the site where he was killed in 1012AD.
Visits to the galleries take place on Saturday 14th September from 11.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm and 3.30pm.
The tours take 20 minutes / maximum 15 people per tour.
Free, no booking required.
Please note that unfortunately the galleries are not accessible to people with limited mobility because of the stairs leading up to them.
Further information at Heritage Open Days
Church of St Alfege website