Early Church Architecture and Liturgy 26/02/2011

The surroundings of Gregorian Chant
Saturday 26th February 2010 from 10.00-12.00
At The Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7NA

Dr Helen Gittos
(University of Canterbury at Kent)
‘Early church architecture and liturgy’
Mary Berg
‘Norman Churches in Kent’

Notice: The Annual General Meeting of the Canterbury Gregorian Music Society will take place during this event

During this morning of talks we will hear something about what sort of buildings surrounded Gregorian Chant in Anglo-Saxon and Mediaeval England and what forms of worship took place. Dr Helen Gittos has been researching these subjects for a number of years and will talk about some of her findings. Mary Berg has recently written a book about the Norman Churches of Kent and will give an account of some of the local churches where Gregorian Chant would have been heard around a thousand years ago. There will be ample time for informal discussion and refreshments. There is space for parking at the Franciscan International Study Centre.
Cost: members free, non-members £5 – includes refreshments but not lunch
Please note that Jonathan Butchers is co-ordinating this event, as Helen is away.

Afterwards, we will repair for lunch to ‘The Unicorn’ in St Dunstan’s Street, close to the level crossing for Canterbury West Station. This is a traditional pub, selling good beer and food. The excellent menu is small but changes daily and is cooked on the premises by a real person. We need to reserve sufficient tables, so please let us know if you want to join us.

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