Lecture: Swapping the Abbot for a Dean

Lecture: Swapping the Abbot for a Dean: the creation of Gloucester Cathedral, with a brief glimpse at what happened at Worcester and Hereford in the Early Reformation

Saturday 20 February 2021 - 1.15pm
Lady Chapel

A Lecture by Dr Richard Fisher, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol

The medieval cathedrals are a survival of the Middle Ages, a result of Henry VIII’s version of Reformation and today have many features recognisable from their past, such as Deans and Chapters of canons, choristers and lay clerks.

Why did Henry create six new dioceses and cathedrals, including Gloucester, in the 1540s?  Some possible answers will be illustrated with particular reference to cathedral institutions and the cities of the Three Choirs Festival, which form a unique cluster in the West of England.

Event details:

Date - Saturday 20 February 2021
Time - 1.15pm
Venue - Lady Chapel, Gloucester Cathedral

Ticket prices:

Friends Members: £12.00
Non-members: £12.50
Booking deadline - Thursday 4 February 2021
NB: Tickets purchased for the original talk will be honoured, unless monies have been donated, unbanked cheques destroyed, or a refund made

Drinks and nibbles (Coronavirus restrictions permitting) are included in the ticket price and will be served in the Chapter House.

Please do email aileen.ravey@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to reserve places for this lecture.


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