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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
11.45am Church architecture and decoration from the Reformation to 1900
2.00pm Visit to Oxford churches
8.00pm 20th century churches
Friday 29 May
8.15am Breakfast (residents only)
9.15am Statements of significance and need
10.30am Visit to a church or chapel for practical exercise in producing a statement of significance
12.15pm Discussion and feedback
1.45pm The Ecclesiastical Exemption and faculty jurisdiction
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