Friday 9 September from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm
Saturday 10 September from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm
Sunday 11 September from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm

Explore this mediaeval church, a place of continuous worship for nearly a thousand years.

On show: embroideries, history, architecture, and the stories of people who have worshipped here over the centuries.

The national Heritage Open Days theme for 2022 is “Astounding Inventions”. We will be marking the achievements of John Smeaton (1724–1792), prolific inventor and “Father of Civil Engineering”. He was born and lived in the parish, and is buried in Whitkirk Church.

There will be regular demonstrations of a working model of a lifting bridge as an example of civil engineering.


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Our history page lets you explore more of the history of St Mary’s and the parish of Whitkirk.