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Former organist and choirmaster of St Mary's Lutheran Church in Kings Cross, Philip Norman explores whether there is any truth to the statement made by a German critic in 1912 about the lack of music to be found in British Society at the time. Tickets for the on-line talk can be bought for £5 at… Read More »The Land Without Music – Talk by Philip Norman
Join us and friends @THECCT at 6pm on Monday 25th January for the first in a series of free #chapeltalks as we 'Debunk the Creation Myth of Methodism', with Dr Peter Forsaith, Research Fellow at Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History. Click here to register via Zoom. The talk is free although we would… Read More »Debunking the Creation Myth of Methodism
' I grew up in these chapels, and came to lovethe way they blend almost organically into the rural landscape' - Dr. Tim Grass Join us, as we explore the development and durability of the Strict Baptist Chapels in the Suffolk Landscape. Tim Grass, drawing on his own experience, photography and historic images, will take… Read More »‘Strict Baptist Chapels in the Suffolk Landscape’. Dr. Tim Grass – #ChapelTalks
Most Chrisitan places of worship have obvious and well known architecural reference points- pulpit, sanctuary, table, pews- but Quaker meeting houses seem to be defined by an absence of such things. Dr. Chris Skidmore will be describing what to look for in a Quaker meeting house and discussing what that might tell us about Quaker… Read More »‘Reading a Quaker meeting house’. Dr. Chris Skidmore – #ChapelTalks
During the Nazi era St. George's German Lutheran Church in East London and its pastor, Julius Rieger, worked tirelessly to assist persecuted Protestant Christians of Jewish descent to flee to England. Join us to hear this emotive story, and learn how Rieger and the congregation of St George's also provided a spiritual home and ongoing… Read More »Dear Pastor, …but who should I turn to if not the Church to which I belong? Anette Jäger – #ChapelTalks
THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN RE-SCHEDULED. IT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 30TH APRIL @ 6PM. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIANCE. Please follow this new link to register. How many of us can easily place Dissenters? Join Professor Clyde Binfield in an exploration of Dissent. It begins with Henry Bromley (1798-1878), a Congregational minister, born… Read More »Equiano’s Daughter: A Glimpse of Dissenting England, by Professor Clyde Binfield OBE – #ChapelTalks
For fifty years Eleanor Coade (1733-1821) ran an artificial stone manufactory in Lambeth. Its decorative artificial stone wares transformed the possibilities for architecture in Britain and brought decorative sculpture within reach for almost everyone. It was used in almost every context, including for funerary memorials across the land. This talk will consider Eleanor Coade's life… Read More »Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford
Oliver Cromwell, the only commoner ever to become supreme head of a British state, has always produced deep divisions of opinion, between those who view him as one of the greatest of Britons and those who see him as a usurper, tyrant and fanatic. This lecture is designed to show why Cromwell is such a… Read More »Oliver Cromwell: Understanding the Complexities of the Man: Professor Ronald Hutton
Musical instruments have evolved over many hundreds of years, their shapes and forms developed from natural materials through a transfer of skills from luthier to luthier. The project Dovetailing is a creative response to this evolution. The rhythms, harmonies and timbres of music echo back to the natural world, and it feels as if instruments… Read More »Dovetailing Art Installation at Farfield
New resident organist Richard Brasier talking about and playing the historic instrument in St George’s church. It was made by the famous German organ builder Walcker and is unique in London. It dates from the 19th century and was probably paid for partly with a gift of £50 from the King of Prussia himself who… Read More »St. George’s Walcker Organ
The churches of F X Velarde are caskets of craft. Working with a selection of skilled tradesmen and artists including Herbert Tyson Smith and David John he had a simple and effective formula; a muscular brick box, a semi-detached campanile, angels for mullions, colourful ceilings, gold mosaic crosses, bas relief carved fonts and geometric gilt… Read More »The Churches of F X Velarde- Speaker Dominic Wilkinson
Prior to the war, Catholics were fined and prosecuted with sequestration, a penal law which forfeited the personal and real estates of landholding Catholics for recusancy, which could only be returned after the individual paid a compounding fine based on the value of the estates. The outbreak of the English Revolution in 1642 created significant… Read More »Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660: A Reassessment of Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty: Dr Eilish Gregory
Dr Louise Hampson will talk about stained glass in the reign of Elizabeth I. Dr Hampson will challenge the popular misconceptions that the Reformation and its immediate aftermath destroyed most of the medieval stained glass in churches, and that the craft of stained glass painting died out in England. Her paper will show that the… Read More »“A window into men’s souls: Stained glass during the reign of Elizabeth 1”. Dr Louise Hampson
Heritage Open Day Event at Walpole Old Chapel. See the recipes and taste the food that 'put the fire in the belly' of the religious independents who worshipped here from 1649. Famously, Oliver Cromwell is said to have banned mince pies and Eccles cakes. But did he really? What were the Puritans' attitudes to food?… Read More »Puritan Food at Walpole Old Chapel
Formerly known as The Acceso Quartet, Mercury Strings comprise virtuoso violin players Alexandra Stemp and (Calder Valley-based) Susan Voss alongside the equally brilliant Jayne Coyle on viola and Esther Harriot on cello. They have performed with some of the UK’s best loved orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra… Read More »Mercury Strings at Wainsgate Chapel