Aspects of Surrey's Medieval Churches

Date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 11:30 to 17:30

St Mary's Church, Guildford

 

All members of the Society are welcome to attend meetings of the Forum, the next being a day devoted to Surrey's medieval churches, with varied contributions on their architecture and place in society.

THE CORPUS OF ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND: SURREY - MONASTERIES, ROYALTY AND SURVIVAL.

Sabrina Harcourt-Smith, who is working on the Surrey material for the online Corpus.

WRITING GUIDEBOOKS TO SURREY CHURCHES - SOURCES AND PROBLEMS

Alan Bott, Surrey's acknowledged expert with 8 highly regarded Guides published and 4 in preparation will be discussing his sources and methods of research.

THE FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF SURREY'S OLDEST CHURCH TOWERS

Rob Briggs, who will be presenting some of the conclusion he has drawn from the research on Surrey's churches that he carried out for his recent MA dissertation.

ST MARY'S GUILDFORD - THE BUILDING AND THE PEOPLE,

Mary Alexander, Curator of Archaeology at Guildford Museum and a Churchwarden of St Mary's, who has done much work on the history of the church; her presentation will include a tour of the Church itself.

SURREY PARISH INCOMES AND RELATIONS WITH RELIGIOUS HOUSES IN THE LATER MEDIEVAL PERIOD

Peter Balmer, a member of the Forum will be placing the Church in the context of wider medieval society.

Tea and coffee will be available from 10.30am with the meeting beginning formally at 10.50am and ending about 4.30pm. The cost will be £6 per person, payable on the day. Bring a packed lunch or eat in Guildford.

Postal Address: 
St Mary's Church
Quarry Street
Guildford
GU1 3SX