Shining a Light on the Benedictines: Gloucester Candlestick

Date: 7th September 2021

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Shining a Light on the Benedictines: St Peter’s Abbey at the time of the Gloucester Candlestick

Tuesday 7 September 11am - 12.30pm

Join knowledgeable Cathedral Guides to discover what life would have been like for the Benedictine monks of St Peter’s Abbey (now Gloucester Cathedral) around the time when this masterpiece of medieval metal work – the Gloucester Candlestick – was made in the early 1100s. The commissioning of this precious object by Abbot Peter occurred during a critical phase in the development of St Peter’s Abbey and this talk will draw upon evidence from a number of sources to explore daily life here in the 12th century. The guided tour that follows will showcase the original areas and features of the building, such as the Crypt and Chapter House, that would have been familiar to the monks of the time.

Please note: Parts of this event do not include level access.

Tickets £12 - Book here: Shining a Light on the Benedictines: St Peter’s Abbey at the time of the Gloucester Candlestick - Gloucester History Festival


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See Also: Gloucester History Festival 2021

 

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