The Arts & Crafts Movement celebrated the importance of making things creatively. Its philosophy was about the elevation of practical, traditional, human achievement and was in direct response to the numbing devaluation of traditional labour skills ushered in by the Industrial Revolution.
Holy Trinity Church stands in monumental testimony to craftsmanship in its stained glass, its textiles, its stonework, its iron and bronze sculpture, and fretwork. Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris both brought their extraordinary artistry to the creation of the church alongside John Dando Sedding and many other designers.
Our Festival draws attention to that craftsmanship in our guided tours on both Saturday and Sunday, alongside an exhibition of Holy Trinity's unique archive.
All are welcome to join us for free tours of the church John Betjeman titled the 'Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement' throughout the Open House London weekend.
Free guided tours lasting 45 minutes begin at 12 noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday 21 September and at 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Sunday 22 September. No booking required.