See the view from St Luke’s Church and enjoy a community concert this weekend

View from St Luke's Church
Visitors will be able to climb the tower on Sunday

If you’ve never seen the view from the top of St Luke’s Church in Charlton, you’ll get a rare chance on Sunday when the church opens its doors to the community.

Tours of the tower will take place every 20 minutes from 1.30pm to 3.30pm so visitors can look at the panoramic view across London from the top of the tower, which was once a vital aid for shipping on the Thames.

Visitors will also be able view documents from the St Luke’s archive as well as the Greenwich Heritage Trust’s collection. The event runs from 1pm to 4.30pm. Admission is free.

The open day follows a community concert on Saturday evening down the road at St Thomas’ Church in Woodland Terrace, with young people performing songs by Billie Eilish, the Beatles, Radiohead and the Red Hot Child Peppers.

Tickets for that cost £5 for adults and £1 for children, with money going to the Charlton Benefice School Curriculum Support project. The concert starts at 5pm.

It will be a busy weekend for community performances in Charlton, with the Charlton Village Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Assembly Rooms. Tickets are still available.


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