The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust warmly invites you to its Spring Conference on May 21st 2011 at Lee Hall, Wolfson College, for which a few places are still open.
The Conference is entitled: ‘The Church Revived’ and its programme has been expertly organised by Jane Kennedy and Dr John Maddison.
The modern history of Christianity in England is a sequence of revivals in spiritual life, liturgy and architecture. This year’s conference looks at some of these revivals and their architectural and artistic consequences.
As usual we have a group of distinguished speakers for what promises to be a very interesting and stimulating day.
Professor Graham Parry of the University of York , author of Glory Laud and Honour; the arts of the Anglican Counter-Reformation (2006) will talk about the Laudian Revival.
Dr Christopher Wakeling who lectures at Keele University and chairs English Heritage’s Places of Worship Forum , Publications include ‘The Nonconformist Traditions: Chapels, Change and Continuity’ and ‘Rolling in the Aisles: Nonconformist Perspectives on the Gothic.’ will discuss the Wesleyan Revival and the architecture of Methodism.
Christopher Webster is joint editor of The Cambridge Camden Society and its Influence (2000). His lecture is entitled ‘The Revival of church architecture and correct church arrangements’; the work of the Cambridge Camden Society, 1839-1949.
Cambridge Camden Society
The day ends with a presentation by Scilla Latham, the recently appointed County Church Buildings Support Officer . She will talk about her work in helping parishes find ways of maintaining and adapting their churches to meet the challenges of the new millennium. She started work in January. The appointment is part of the English Heritage Inspired’ programme which helps congregations to help themselves. English Heritage is providing £1.5 million to part-fund 30 Support Officers for congregations of any faith or denomination who are working to maintain the historic places of worship in their care. The scheme will help best practice in conservation and management of historic places of worship to be shared across the country.
This post has been made possible through a funding partnership with English Heritage, the Diocese of Ely, Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust and the All Churches Trust. Scilla is employed by Cambridgeshire ACRE and is based in Littleport, where she is benefiting from the experience of other community project officers who have experience of many of the parishes with which she will be working.
CHCT Spring Conference 2011 booking form
If you would like to join us, please download the booking form above or contact the Conference Secretary by clicking here or phoning 01223 892430
Many thanks to NextNorth, & Wolfson College for all their great help, advice & Support