Discover the history, architecture and furnishings of Kent churches in a series of 3 talks. The fee covers all 3 sessions.
Kent is the birthplace of Christianity in England. Long before St Augustine arrived in AD597 it had experienced the first wave of Roman Christianity and the church of St Martin in Canterbury is the oldest parish church in England that has been in continuous use since then. Kent has over 500 parish churches which, between them, show the architectural development of a period of over 1500 years and this course takes a chronological journey through the surviving evidence.
It looks at the architectural differences brought about by varied building materials; the importance of location; financial and artistic influences, and includes many churches that are little known or visited, as well as the more familiar buildings.
John Vigar has been a professional ecclesiastical historian for 40 years and has visited every Kent church. He has lectured on them at the University of Kent and has written three books about the
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM