Christ Church in Macclesfield opens its doors to visitors this weekend during the town’s inaugural Garden Festival. The imposing Grade II* (star) building creates a stunning backdrop to the plantings, sculptures and floral displays on the lawns.
Built in 1775 by silk and copper magnate Charles Roe, all are welcome to explore the elegant interior with its sweeping gallery, high backed box pews and special acoustics.
Members of The Roe-naissance Project will be on hand to answer questions and point out some of the church’s treasures and curiosities. The group is also working with The Churches Conservation Trust to find a long term, sustainable new use for the building. Roe-naissance also wants to open Christ Church on a more regular basis and is looking for help from new members in a variety of roles.
Please note: entry to the Garden Festival is by ticket, follow signage to Bridge St or Waterloo St to find entrance for Christ Church.
To keep up to date with what’s going on at Christ Church follow them on facebook and twitter or contact TheRoenaissanceProject@gmail.com to join their mailing list or find out more about volunteering.