Wyke Church’s heritage showcased

lower wyke moravian heritage weekend  d10091175'Lower Wyke Moravian Church members Rachel Monds and Sheila Clough hold aloft a Victorian tea urn which was on display.
lower wyke moravian heritage weekend d10091175'Lower Wyke Moravian Church members Rachel Monds and Sheila Clough hold aloft a Victorian tea urn which was on display.

LOWER Wyke Moravian Church’s heritage weekend unearthed a wealth of hidden treasure including a large Victorian tea urn.

The urn was just one of several ornate items on display when the centuries-old church opened its doors to the public.

Guests were able to walk around the grounds during the event organised by the church’s archivist Peter Walker.

They were also shown around the former girls’ boarding school building and the church’s register was available to the public to use for family history research.

Photographs and other items of memorabilia were also on display.

Mr Walker said: “It was an enjoyable day and it was good to see people turning up to look at our records.”

The church was first recognised as a congregation in 1755, with the original building replaced in 1775, where it still stands today.