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OUDCE – Churches: History, Significance and Use **POSTPONED**

27 May - 28 May


**This event is postponed until further notice.

The course provides a firm foundation of the history of church architecture and furnishings, and provides the skills to draft statements of significance. This will enable participants to analyse and evaluate proposals for change.

The course will be of interest and value to all who would like to learn about the development of churches, but is aimed particularly at those who are actively involved in the management of church buildings. The focus of the course will be on Anglican church buildings.


Thursday 28 May

9.00am               Registration and coffee/tea

9.30am               Welcome and introduction

9.45am               Church architecture and decoration before the Reformation: 1

11.15am             Coffee/tea

11.45am             Church architecture and decoration from the Reformation to 1900

1.15pm               Lunch

2.00pm               Visit to Oxford churches

6.00pm              Break

7.00pm              Dinner

8.00pm               20th century churches

Friday 29 May

8.15am              Breakfast (residents only)

9.15am               Statements of significance and need

10.15am             Coffee/tea

10.30am             Visit to a church or chapel for practical exercise in producing a statement of significance

12.15pm             Discussion and feedback

1.00pm               Lunch

1.45pm               The Ecclesiastical Exemption and faculty jurisdiction

3.00pm               Tea/coffee

3.15pm               New work in churches – some case studies

4.30pm               Review of course

4.45pm               Course disperses

HENRY RUSSELL, Reading University. Henry Russell is a member of the Church of England’s Buildings Council and Chair of Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee


Oxford University Department for Continuing Education


Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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