From Citadels to Warehouses

Some Places of Worship in Britain Today

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017 from 10.15 to 17.30
Venue: St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB

This unusual day, organised by the Ecclesiological Society in close collaboration with the Chapels Society, will look at the buildings of six religious communities which have in the past been somewhat neglected. The illustrated lectures will discuss how the various places of worship are used and how that has affected the design of the building.

All are welcome. People find that Ecclesiological Society conferences combine serious intent with an enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere, and are enjoyable both for experts and those new to the topic being considered. A hot lunch is included. There will be a second-hand bookstall. Everyone is invited to finish the day with a glass of wine.

SPEAKERS (alphabetical)

  • Neil Dickson: Brethren and their buildings  Tim Grass: Catholic Apostolic Churches
  • David Goodhew and Anthony-Paul Cooper: Warehouses, Garages and Pubs: New Church Buildings in Britain, 1980 to the Present
  • Sally Lessiter: Christian Science churches 
  • Steven Spencer: Barrack, Citadel, Circus:
  • Salvation Army halls, their development and use
  • Emily Utt: buildings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

COST: (incl. refreshments, hot lunch, glass of wine after) £49.50 for members & guests of either Society; £55 for non-members; £37.50 for under- & post-graduate students. Tickets are non-refundable.

General conference enquiries:

Booking form: EccSoc Booking Form 2017