Thursday 15 November 2018 at 7.30 pm

The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: religious architecture of the world

Lecturer: Jon Cannon
Location: The Anglican Church of St. Thomas Becket

Time: 7 30 pm, doors and wine bar open at 6 45 pm

This is a fund-raising event for the Church of St. Thomas Becket
Arts Society members 6€
St Thomas Becket church community 6€
All other tickets 12€
Full details are given in the poster below and registration is required.

Lecture Summary

Northern rose window of Chartres cathedral.

From Chartres Cathedral to Angkor Wat, religion has been the inspiration for many of the greatest buildings of the world.  This lecture explores the architecture of the major religions of humanity.  It lays out the resulting developments in chronological order and shows how the beliefs of each faith helped to shape its architecture and went on to be explored by designers of genius.

Biography of Lecturer

Jon Cannon is Lay canon (Keeper of the Fabric) at Bristol Cathedral. He is a part time lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol. He lectures, gives study days and leads tours on medieval church art and architecture. Jon is the author of a number of books on religious buildings and presented BBC’s documentary on “How to Build a Cathedral”.

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