Two x Lectures: 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

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

Saturday 21 August 2021

1.15pm - First Lecture (repeated again at 3.00pm)
3.00pm - Second Lecture

Our previously SOLD OUT lectures can now offer more tickets due to increased capacity.  Masks will still need to be worn out of courtesy for others. 

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 21 August 2021
Time - 1.15pm and repeated at 3.00pm
Venue - Lady Chapel, Gloucester Cathedral

Ticket prices:

Friends Members: £12.00
Non-members: £12.50

Bookings can be made ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE 

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