England is full of medieval churches and their architecture is much studied. But what went on inside them? Who would have gone to church on a Sunday morning and what would they have experienced when they did? Was the service in Latin or English? Did they take part in it, and did they stand or sit while it happened? Who didn’t go, and why didn’t they? These are the topics explained in Nicholas Orme’s recent and widely-praised book, Going to Church in Medieval England. His lecture to us will cover the most salient points of his book, and allow plenty of opportunity for questions.

When | Thursday 6 July 2023, 7.30-c.9pm

Where | St Albans Cathedral and Online via Zoom Webinar 

Cost | £10 (£6 students)

Speaker| Nicholas Orme, Author and Historian 

Nicholas Orme is emeritus professor of history at Exeter University, and the author of over thirty books including 'Medieval Children', 'The History of England’s Cathedrals', and just published this year, 'Tudor Children'. You will also enjoy his recent work of fiction, 'Ten Cathedral Ghosts'.


All ticket-holders will receive a recording of the event. If you are unable to attend live, please purchase an online ticket. 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

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