Lunch will be provided at a cost of £12.00 payable in advance. Please contact the Club for further details: [email protected]
A series of symposia on the art, architecture and craft of the Eucharist
The Eucharist (Mass or Holy Communion) is the central act of worship in Christian liturgy, offering thanksgiving, praise and sacrifice. This series of symposia explores the Eucharist in relation to art, architecture and craft and asks how the visual arts have shaped and are shaped by the Eucharist.
Each symposium will act as a ‘sounding’, taking place in a different regional centre and feeding into a two-day conference in London in November 2019. The symposia will draw upon collections of ecclesiastical art and design as well as the architecture of sanctuaries and chapels set aside for the celebration of the Eucharist. There will also be rare opportunities to handle and view closely different materials and media, including textiles, silverware, sculpture, painting and furniture.
Visual Communion will demonstrate the crucial importance of the visual arts in the rich heritage of Christian sacramental liturgy and theology, opening up new ways of seeing art made and used for the glory of God.
The symposia will take place in Durham, Coventry in Autumn 2018; Chichester and Winchester in Spring 2019; and culminating in a major two day conference in London in November 2019 at which Rowan Williams will give a keynote lecture.
Full details and booking forms can be found on the A&C website
Kindly supported by the Lady Peel Trust and Hymns Ancient & Modern
2018 ALCUIN CLUB FESTIVAL AND AGM THURSDAY 24th MAY 2018
‘LITURGY AND ECUMENISM’
The 2018 Alcuin Club Festival and AGM will be held in the afternoon/evening of Thursday 24th May 2018 at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington London W2 3UD.
The Lecturer will be Father Thomas Pott, Monk of the dual rite Benedictine Abbey of Chevetogne Belgium (founded by Dom Lambert Beauduin) and Professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant’ Anselmo Rome, on the topic ‘Liturgy and Ecumenism’.
The Title of the Lecture is ‘Sacrament of Exclusion or Mystery of Communion? The Urgent Need for an Awakening of the Liturgical Movement.’
Timetable for the day:
4.30p.m.Tea will be available, followed by the AGM.
5.30p.m.Celebration of Evening Prayer.
6.15p.m. Lecture by Fr Thomas Pott.
Attendance and Apologies can be notified by e-mail: [email protected]
The Rt Rev’d Dr. Stephen Platten has accepted the invitation of the Trustees of the Alcuin Club to be its next president.
“Historical Research and Modern Anglican Worship”
Friday 5 May 2017 at 10:30 in the New Refectory Community of the Resurrection
MIRFIELD West Yorkshire WF14 0BN Website www.mirfield.org.uk
This is a FREE event held at the Community of the Resurrection but booking is essential.
Please contact 01924 481920 or [email protected]
Community of the Resurrection is a monastic community strongly involved in mission, education and engagement with society. Founded in Oxford 125 years ago by Charles Gore and 5 others, its commitment to social justice led to a decision in 1898 to move to Britain’s industrial heartland in West Yorkshire. Walter Frere, the first Superior, was a leading liturgist in his day, and Mirfield has remained a strong centre of liturgical studies: the Mirfield Liturgical Institute was founded in 2008.
2017 FESTIVAL AND AGM THURSDAY 18th MAY 2017
‘WHAT CHURCHES ARE FOR?’
The 2017 Festival and AGM will be held on Thursday 18th May 2017 at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington London W2 3UD. Following the recent publication of the Church Buildings Review and the Festival Churches proposal, the lecture slot at the Alcuin AGM will take a different format in 2017. There will be two presentations, by the Rt Rev’d Dr John Inge (Bishop of Worcester and the lead Bishop for Church-Care who wrote the introduction to the recent Buildings Review); and Professor Robin Gill (Emeritus Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent and author of ‘The Myth of the Empty Church.’), on the question of ‘What Churches are for?’ A panel of Alcuin trustees will respond to the presentations before opening the conversation to wider discussion with the audience.’
Lunch will be available on the day, at a cost of £10.00 payable in advance to the Treasurer at the registered address by 31 March 2017. Apologies can be notified by e-mail: [email protected]
A copy of the 2015 Annual Lecture can be downloaded below.
The 2016 AGM and Festival will be held on Thursday 26th May 2014, at St Botolph Aldgate, London EC3N 1AB (next to Aldgate tube station), commencing with the Eucharist at 12 Noon.
The Lecture, on Funeral Rites, will be given by the Rt Rev’d Robert Atwell , Bishop of Exeter and Chairman of the Liturgical Commission.
Lunch will be available on the day, price £10.00 and attendance and payment in advance should be made to the Club Treasurer at the Club’s registered address.
Some members have notified the Club that their recently received copies of ACC 89 have been incorrectly bound. SPCK have undertaken to supply replacement copies to all those affected. Please let the Club know ([email protected]) if your copy is affected as soon as possible.
The first two of the publications for 2014 have now been received and will be posted out to Members this week. They are the Collection No 89: Eucharistic Epicleses, Ancient and Modern by Anne McGowan; and JLS 77: Liturgical Language and Translation, edited by Thomas O’Loughlin. Further details of each Volume can be found in the Publications Section.
THE 2013 ALCUIN CLUB LECTURE: “THE RECEPTION OF SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM FIFTY YEARS ON” given on Monday 20th May 2013 at The Church of San Pancras, London by The Reverend Professor Keith F. Pecklers, S.J. Professor of Liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome. A copy may be downloaded below.