Wednesday 26 April
Common Ground and Sacred Space – The history and development of the precincts of Gloucester Cathedral
A study day for Friends members only (limited spaces)
The area around Gloucester Cathedral, which we refer to as the precincts, had its origin as a ‘Sacred Space’ some 1,300 years ago. The dissolution of St Peter’s Benedictine Abbey in 1541 meant that this Sacred Space also became ‘Common Ground’, a space which evolved into the area we see today.
Richard Auckland has spent the last eight years writing a detailed study of this area. He has given a number of talks and presents videos based on this.
This Study Day will be an opportunity learn about the history, people and buildings that make up this fascinating space.
It will start with light refreshments, followed by a 45-minute illustrated presentation by Richard. After a lunch break, Richard will lead a tour of the precincts, including visiting areas not normally open to the public. This tour is expected to last about two hours. The day will then end with light refreshments.
The schedule for the day:
10:30 Coffee and biscuits
11:00 – 12:00 Talk on the history 40-45 mins (hour with questions)
12:15- 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Walk and talk about 2 hours
15:15- 16:15 Tea and cake
Ticket price: £40 including lunch and refreshments
- April 26, 2023
- Opening times
- Wednesday 26 April 10.30am-4.15pm
- Parliament Rooms 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
- Adult £40
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