Tickets now on sale for our 2018 Annual Lecture

10 Sep 2018

It has been announced today that acclaimed author and Architectural Editor of Country Life, John Goodall will present the 2018 annual lecture, to be held at the historic St Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey on 22nd November.

John is the Architectural Editor of the weekly magazine Country Life and the author of several books, most recently Parish Church Treasures (2015). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, sits on the Fabric Advisory Committees of Salisbury Cathedral, St Albans Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission.

John's lecture, entitled Parish Church Treasures, will explore our historic churches as living repositories for a breathtaking array of artistic treasures. From painting to ironwork, sculpture to stained glass and furniture and architecture, their riches are as marvellous for their diversity as their quality. Collectively they constitute perhaps our single greatest national collection of the arts, much of it practically unknown in a popular sense. This illustrated talk will explore the richness of this outstanding inheritance and the challenges of preserving and conserving it for the future.

The audience will have a chance to ask John their questions, purchase a copy of his book Parish Church Treasures and enjoy light refreshments during a drinks reception included in the ticket price.

Our members receive a special rate on tickets. If you'd like to become a member to enjoy this special rate click here or call us on 0800 206 1463.

Our Annual Lecture is held each year in celebration of the life and work of the late Candida Lycett Green, a passionate champion of historic English churches and former Vice President of The Churches Conservation Trust.

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