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Thank you to all who attended our BIG UPDATE on Wednesday 30th November at St Albans Centre, Holborn, Central London. We hope you found the day enjoyable and useful.
Events by other organisations:
Heritage Day, Heritage Alliance, the Freemasons Hall, London, WC2B 5AZ, Thursday 1 December
This popular event offers delegates the chance to meet a wide range of colleagues from across the sector, hear eminent speakers address the latest issues affecting the future of our heritage, while also offering the opportunity to take part in a lively Q&A Session. The afternoon will also see the presentation of the Heritage Alliance’s Ecclesiastical Heroes Awards.
A Colourful History / A Bright Future: Celebrating the Reredos Project at St Cuthbert’s, Wells & Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green, 6 December
The summer’s investigations into the two magnificent fifteenth century painted reredos frameworks and the 420 pieces of broken sculpture which once populated them are now complete. This day of presentations and discussion, open to all, will share the project’s findings and start the conversation about the sculptures’ future
National Churches Trust Christmas Carol Service, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, 13 December, 6.30-7.30pm
Hosted by Huw Edwards and with special guests including Bill Bryson, join the NCT for an evening of music and readings. There is no charge for this event: to reserve your seats please contact Emily Beahan on 020 7222 0605
Ecclesiological Society: Annual Dykes Bower Memorial Lecture 12th December in Central London
Rt Hon Frank Field, MP previous Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, is speaking on ‘Britain’s Cathedrals: A Twenty-First Century Mini-Reformation’.
His lecture will focus upon the role and work of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and draw upon a number of highly significant and successful projects relating to English cathedrals considered and approved by the Commission during his two, five-year terms as Chairman of the Commission.
The Changing Parish Church: from Saxon to Victorian, c. 600-1900, Sussex Archaeological Society, Lewes, 29 April 2017
The impact of changes in how our forebears worshipped, in the architectural styles used for churches, in preferences for different layouts and interior features have left their mark on our parish churches. A one day conference organised by the Sussex Archaeological Society also looks at their future.
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