I embarked on this course as a result of an interest in medieval art and architecture and a keen interest in the many parish churches in the Welsh / English borderland where I live. I didn’t know what to expect, and as I scientist by training, was a bit apprehensive about writing essays for which … Continue reading Reflections on my first term as a student for some time
As I sit here on a darkening December afternoon reflecting on my first term as a student on the PGDip in Parish Church Studies, there is so much to look back on and a huge amount to look forward to. The last ten weeks have flown by and I have found myself developing a new … Continue reading The End of Term 1
I took a weekend off work in October to attend the Centre for Parish Church Studies annual conference held at St. Martin-at-Palace in partnership with the Norwich Historic Churches Trust. This one-day conference is held every other year and this time addressed the question ‘what is an appropriate (re)use for a church?’. William Whyte, Molly … Continue reading Review of Centre for Parish Church Studies 2018 conference by PGDip student
We have recently welcomed a brand new cohort of students on to the PGDip in Parish Church Studies! This is exciting times and, now with the CCT partnership established, it is hoped that this is evidence of a very successful programme to continue! As the module begins, further updates will be posted by our brand … Continue reading Welcome to a brand new cohort!
We are thrilled to finally announce that, after much hard work, the PGDip in Parish Church Studies at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, York has partnered with The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT)! From September 2018, students will gain unprecedented access to local sites, valuable resources, reduced membership to the Trust and opportunities for work experience … Continue reading New partnership between PGDip and CCT!
Sadly, it is with great regret, that we must announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of our course friend Denis (Dick) Lane. Many of us met Dick at the summer school and he was a regular cheerful contributor to the programme's Virtual Refectory, regaling us with his tales of churches visited and his wealth of … Continue reading In memory of our fellow student Denis (Dick) Lane
Those of us on the course will be aware of this church being quoted and used in Rodwell and others being a redundant church which has been excavated over the years. I had intended to call there last year on our way back from the Annual Bells Adviser Conference in Lincoln but on arrival it … Continue reading St. Peter’s Church, Barton on Humber