CHURCHES across Dudley are opening their doors physically or virtually for the Heritage Open Days.

Heritage Open Days are taking place this year between September 11 and 20 and offer a chance for people to explore hidden places and celebrate the country's heritage and history.

Churches across the Dudley borough that are hosting events for this year’s open days scheme.

St Edmund King and Martyr, Dudley, will be open from 11am to 2pm on Saturday September 19.

A church has stood on the site for more than a thousand years, and was rebuilt in 1724 after partial destruction during the English Civil War.

Visitors can view historical information about the church and a virtual tour will be available from September 11 online at

St John’s Church, Brockmoor. Items inside and outside the church will be highlighted in a virtual tour of the Grade II listed building, which will be available on the church’s Facebook page (

St Peter’s Church, Cradley. People can enjoy a series of virtual events on the church website, including a tour of the church and the tower to see the bells in action, a demonstration of the 1933 Compton Pipe Organ, a tour of the churchyard and a chat with the church’s resident bee keeper. Visit the church website for more information -

Christ Church, Quarry Bank. A virtual tour of the church, built in 1845, will tell the story of the church and community as seen through various stained-glass windows and monuments, along with extracts from an archive of photographs. Go to

Top Church, Dudley. A virtual tour of the church at the top of Dudley High Street, will tell the story which goes back 800 years and links closely to the town and community will be available from September 11 online at