Bells and Bell Frames with Robert Walker

Online via Zoom

Robert’s talk is about things which are for the most part heard but not seen – the bells and the sometimes spectacular structures within towers which support them. He will speak about medieval bells and their conservation but focus on the development of medieval and later bell frames which evolved so that the bells could […]

Free

Sundials and Prayer Times – Dr Frank King

Online via Zoom

The suggestion that prayer times should be determined by where the sun is in the sky seems strange today, but evidence of this practice abounds on the walls of medieval churches in the form of primitive sundials. Dr Frank King is a Fellow in Computer Science at Churchill College, Cambridge, University Bellringer and Keeper of […]

Free

Change Ringing Explained – Gareth Davies

Online via Zoom

This talk will provide an illustrated introduction to the very English art of change-ringing: what it is, when it originated, how it works, and how it has developed over four hundred years. In addition, it will canter through the parts that change-ringing and change-ringers have played in British culture, looking at some of its contributions […]

Free

Turret Clocks – Chris McKay

The Willows, Low Bank, Mepal, Ely

Horologist, author of books on clock care, repair and maintenance and clocks consultant to Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee Chris has a passion for the preservation of mechanical church clocks.  He will explain what can be found in a typical clock installation in a church, then a history of clock development and types will be presented.  […]

Free

Towers and Spires – Robert Walker

Online via Zoom

Cambridgeshire has a great variety of building materials and building traditions from the cobbles of the south to the fine limestone of the north. Robert will look at the way the pattern of building has interacted with the progress of style and wealth through time, leading to a delightful variety of towers in scale, form and local […]

Free

Radiancy Divine – Light and Heat in Church

Lee Hall, Wolfson College Cambridge

Having been prevented in 2020 and 2021 from holding a “live” conference, we are pleased to be able to return to our usual format and venue.  The programme should be not only of general and antiquarian interest but include information helpful to churchwardens and others with practical responsibility for churches. The Lee Hall at Wolfson […]

£21.00 – £38.50

Church Tours – 8 May 2022

Castle Camps: All Saints All Saints Church, Church Lane

Castle Camps, All Saints Shudy Camps, St Mary Bartlow, St Mary This tour starts at 2.30 pm at the first church named. At the third and final church, our hosts are kind enough to provide us with tea, and toilets are available. Those who wish to can stay after the tour of the final church, […]

Church Tours – 12 June

Hamerton, All Saints All Saints' Church, Sawpit Lane, Huntington

Hamerton, All Saints Steeple Gidding, St Andrew Little Gidding, St John the Evangelist This tour starts at 2.30 pm at the first church named. At the third and final church, our hosts are kind enough to provide us with tea, and toilets are available. Those who wish to can stay after the tour of the […]

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