Victorian church opens its doors

One of Burnley’s oldest and most beautiful churches opened its doors to the public for the town’s Heritage Weekend.

St Andrew’s Church in Colne Road boasts an impressive, intricately carved reredos behind its altar designed by renowned Victorian designer Charles Eamer Kempe.

Photo Ian Robinson'Heritage Open Days'St Andrew's Church on Colne Road in Burnley'Church warden Nora Myles looks at the Reredos

Photo Ian Robinson'Heritage Open Days'St Andrew's Church on Colne Road in Burnley'Church warden Nora Myles looks at the Reredos

Kempe also was responsible for much of the stained glass in the church, which opened in 1867.

Fr Peter Hapgood-Strickland said: “St Andrew’s is noted for its fantastic reredos, but we also have some beautiful stained glass in the church.

“We have a lot of Victorian church architecture and art. Our reredos, which dates from 1898, is quite special.

“It was lovely to welcome in people who may not have seen the inside, and allow them the opportunity to appreciate what we have here.”