As we move into the second decade of this century, Preston’s best beer buffs get ready to raise their glasses once again in aid of both the ongoing restoration work to St Walburge's Church and to support a multitude of projects which will enhance the use of the Church and Church Hall by our community.
Built and designed in the mid 19th century by architect Joseph Hansom, St Walburge’s Church has stood through some hard times but the toughest challenge it faces now is staying open.
Towering 309 ft above the city, St Walburge’s is famous for many things. Its spire is the tallest of any parish church in England and constructed from limestone sleepers which originally carried the nearby Preston and Longridge Railway, giving the spire a red tint during sunset. It was the last spire worked upon by steeplejack and TV personality Fred Dibnah, it inspired children’s author Joseph Delany and his series of spooks books, its home to nesting peregrine falcons and its parish hall hosts one of the city’s most popular annual events Preston Beer Festival!
Support your local community at The 19th Annual Preston Beer Festival from 15th to 18th March 2012 at St Walburge’s Church Hall, Weston Street, Preston.
Sponsor a barrel at just £85 and your business can put some cheer back into the community while ensuring survival of one of Preston’s greatest landmarks!
We’ll even throw in £15 of beer vouchers for you to enjoy a tasty tipple and some food vouchers so you can drink more!
See our Sponsors page for more details.