The village has a rich history and heritage which merits recording and displayingThe history of the village and the church has been recorded by volunteers and is accessible to visitors in a variety of ways. A booklet entitled ‘The Heritage Collection’ tells the visitor how and where heritage information can be found, The booklet is available from the information stand inside the church.The church is always open and visitors can also find user friendly guide sheets to help them appreciate its artifacts and monuments.Voluntyeers research is also recorded in written display items, Together with a growing collection of photographs the display items are stored in the Parish Chest, which is open during events and by individual request.
The Childrens Trail
A NADFASChurch Trail is available in the church. A Church Trail is a question sheet that guides children and their accompanying adults around the church and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings. NADFAS members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets. The aim is to encourage 8 - 12 year olds and their families to learn about the building and inspire them to visit and enjoy other churches.Church trails are researched, writen and designed in a child friendly format.
The Heritage Collection
The Heritage Collection booklet lists and describes the resources which are available to visitors wishing to learn more about St Andrew’s History and heritage.Details are provided about:•The Interpretation Board: by the church pathway•The Heritage Windows: Engraved glass panels inside the church above the door to the tower, depicting Utterby past, present and future.•Interactive Touch Screen: A central information point inside the church, presenting a variety of information to please all groups.
“Utterby Heritage - A Village Story”
When you visit, please sign our visitors book
•The Parish Chest: A modern interpretation of the Parish Chest, built in 2018 to store village archives.