Feast for the Eyes - Heritage Open Days

All Souls' Church, Halifax Haley Hill, West Yorkshire
11th September 2021
All Souls Halifax
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Feast your eyes on this exquisite church filled with art and discover more about it's history.

This extraordinary architectural gem with exceptional stained glass is a key heritage building steeped in our local history. Rarely open to the public, this is your chance to visit, with guided walks and an exhibition of paintings by Jane Austin.
The church was commissioned by Colonel Edward Akroyd who built one of the first model villages in England for his mill workers, both of which were designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The old manor house was later donated to become Bankfield Museum.

A self guided walk by Jackie around the church and Akroydon will be available throughout and a bookable guided walk by David Glover of Akroydon cemetery is planned for Sat 18th at 2 pm.

The fifth solo exhibition at All Souls ‘FEAST FOR THE EYES’ by local watercolour artist Jane Austin will include all of her local heritage prints, including All Souls and Shibden Hall, as well many new paintings that fully reflect the range of her work. Always looking for the bright spots around her in colour and pattern, nature and architecture there is something for all tastes.

Jane will be on hand to chat and painting if possible at the time, https://www.janeaustin.co.uk.

The old Sunday school, now 'Dance-In-Elegance', will be open to visit for refreshments and facilities also Bankfield Museum (closed on Sundays)

Event Times

Saturday 11 September: 1000 - 1600
Sunday 12 September: 1000 - 1600
Saturday 18 September: 1000 - 1600 - bookable tour at 1400
Sunday 19 September: 1000 - 1600

For more information please visit the Heritage Open Days Website


ALison Pearce

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