Heritage Week August 27: From Georgian to Gothic – 1816 to 1916 in St Luke’s Douglas

*** This event will be held indoors and will go ahead regardless of the weather. ***

In 1874, the present-day St Luke’s Church was consecrated. This was the third church on the site, replacing a smaller building that had been completed in 1786, barely one hundred years previously. Why did the Church of Ireland parishioners of Douglas decide to rebuild their church? And why did they choose a Gothic style for the new building? This parish was one where parishioners responded to the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland with energy and vigour, renewing their building to mark a new type of church community. Fashion, theology and democracy drove these changes. This Heritage Week, take a tour of St Luke’s Church, exploring the stories of the lay women and men, and clergy, who shaped it’s history. See the memorials to significant parishioners, and hear about Hugh Lane’s connection to St Luke’s in Douglas.

Start is at 2.30 pm.