Opportunity to learn at new church studies events
Do you know your Naves from your Chancels? Towers from your Belfries? Become a ‘Church Detective’ with the Centre for Parish Church Studies.
The Centre for Parish Church Studies (working with Norwich Historic Churches Trust) have just released a new programme of talks, short courses and coach trips exploring churches and their architecture and histories. From Norfolk and beyond, medieval to present day.
Starting soon is ‘Be a Church Detective – Level 1’ (Tuesdays 4th February – 3rd March 10-12). This short five-session course will give you the basics to understand churches of all ages – medieval and later. Each week will consist of a two-hour session (including coffee-break) split between illustrated informative lectures, and hands-on ‘detecting’ from plans and pictures. You will cover plans, architecture, social history, fixtures and furniture, and also look at how changing ideas have altered the buildings. In the fifth week we shall go out and look at one of the Norwich city churches, where you can try out your new-found skills.
Other highlights include:
The Beauty of Holiness, by Dr Mary Fewster - Day School on 22 February, exploring religious objects of precious metal, their makers and their significance in churches and worship.
Coach tour of the churches in the STANTA battle area on 24 April, likely to sell out very quickly.
*New* Short Course - Introduction to Norwich Churches, starting on 12 May
The programme can be downloaded by clicking the link here
and tickets purchased online from our website at https://www.nhct-norwich.org/cpcs/.
Prices start at £32 for day schools and £75 for short courses.