This September St Marie’s Cathedral will be as bustling as ever thanks to a recently awarded Heritage Lottery Funded grant. Apart from our regular offer of free and fascinating guided tours (every Wednesday and Sunday at 2.30pm) and organ recitals and demonstrations performed by the Cathedral’s organist, Mr Hugh Finnigan (on 2 and 10 September at 3.30pm), we are taking part in the national Heritage Open Days from 10 to 13 September.

St Marie’s opened on 11 September, 1850, so why not join us to celebrate our 165th anniversary and discover our fascinating history, stories and treasures? We are planning four amazing Heritage Open Days packed with free activities and events such as behind the scene tours, family trails, exhibitions, and much more.

St Marie Special Themed Tours s

Special Themed Tour led by Eileen Maher    Photograph: Laura Claveria

In addition, we are organising an interesting talk entitled “St Marie’s Church: 165 Years in the Heart of Sheffield (1850 – 2015)”, which will be delivered by Deacon Bill Burleigh (Friday 11 September at 3.30pm) and a special guided tour on the Hidden Gems of St Marie’s Cathedral (Saturday 12 September at 2.30pm). Furthermore, we have prepared a drop-in Family Fun Saturday where you and your little ones will be able to design and make your own stamps to create prints inspired by the fascinating features of St Marie’s Cathedral (Saturday 12 September from 1.30pm to 4pm). For further and updated information please visit www.stmariecathedral.org.