17 Aug

Building All Saints

  • August 17, 2017

All Saints is over 1000 years old, but how did they build it all those years ago?  Discover how medieval masons measured, how stained glass was made, explore the church with our materials trail and find the secret medieval graffiti still visible today.

Free admission, some small charges for individual craft activities.

Accompanied children only.


10 Aug

Nature Detectives

  • August 10, 2017

Explore the All Saints churchyard and discover it’s unique habitat and wildlife.  Learn all about the wildlife of Kingston and how you can become a nature detective.

Free admission, some small charges for individual craft activities.

Accompanied children only


03 Aug

Saxon Art

  • August 03, 2017


Get creative and explore your artistic side at our Saxon Art day!

Free admission with some small charges for individual crafts.

Accompanied children only.


27 Jul

History Detectives

  • July 27, 2017

Complete our trail and become a certified ASK History Detective!  Hunt the hidden skeleton, decode secret Saxon rune messages and much more…


Accompanied children only



22 Jul

All Saints Free Guided Tour

  • July 22, 2017

Discover the hidden stories of All Saints Church on a FREE guided tour! 

All Saints has been at the heart of Kingston history for over 1000 years.  Learn about the Saxon coronations, the medieval church, Kingston life in the Victorian period and more.

Starts at 11am in the nave

Saturday 22nd July

13 Jul

ASK Heritage Lecture – Blood, Bones and Books: Getting to know King Æthelstan

  • July 13, 2017

Speaker – Caroline Godden

An introduction to the renowned Anglo-Saxon King Æthelstan, the self-styled ‘King of All Britain’, who was crowned here in Kingston in 925AD. He is famed for his momentous victory at the Battle of Brunanburh, for his international political outlook, and for the eventual dominance of his rule in England, Wales and Scotland. But more than this, he was a ruler whose individual touches and personal tastes can be seen across different aspects of his kingship – from changes in his law-codes to his international search for holy relics and religious texts. This talk will explore the reign of Æthelstan and what it was that made him extraordinary.

Admission – FREE

Refreshments and bar open from 7pm.

06 Jul

ASK Heritage Lecture – Now it’s Serious – The East Surrey Regiment in 1917

  • July 06, 2017

Speaker – Nicholas Howgill

A look at the activities of the East Surrey Regiment in 1917, examining the composition of the battalions especially on the Western Front to see how they changed with the advent of conscription and how they were developing the techniques and organisation required to win the war.

Admission – FREE

Refreshments and bar open from 7pm.

26 Jun


  • June 26, 2017

Enjoy the highlights of the summer with lots of cool craft activities.

Free admission, some small charges for individual craft activities.

Accompanied children only.




22 Jun

ASK Heritage Lecture – Athelstan and the making of England

  • June 22, 2017

Speaker:  Tom Holland

Crowned in Kingston, Athelstan was the king who made England possible. It was an achievement won against the odds: the division of Britain into rival kingdoms, the conquest of much of the island by the Vikings, the need to foster an urban civilisation where there had been only brambles and weeds. Athelstan himself, though, was building on foundations laid by his immediate forebears, and this is their story too: Alfred, the only English king to be called ‘Great’; Edward, the great warrior whose conquests reached as far as the Humber; and Æthelflæd, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’. It is a remarkable story: a reminder that the making of England was never inevitable.

Admission – FREE

Refreshments and bar open from 7pm.

15 Jun

ASK Heritage Lecture – All Saints: The Stripping of the Altars

  • June 15, 2017

Speaker: David Robinson

Five hundred years ago, All Saints was a blaze of colour with paintings and statues, altars with priests singing mass in Latin, screens and organs and dramatic celebration of Easter.  A century later, these had vanished.  The services were in English and dominated by long sermons.  We shall see how these changes came about and how the people of Kingston responded to them.

Admission:  FREE

Refreshments and bar open from 7pm.

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