Alcuin Club Draft Annual Accounts 2019

The Draft Annual Accounts (attached in a PDF File) have been provisionally approved by the Examiner in anticipation of approval at the AGM in 2021, the 2020 AGM having been cancelled.

Cancellation of 2020 AGM

On account of the Coronavirus pandemic the Alcuin Club Trustees have agreed to cancel the 2020 AGM and Festival scheduled for 20 May 2020.

Members who have paid their £12.00 lunch fee will be contacted to arrange a refund to their bank account.

The annual accounts for 2019 will be published on the web site after approval by the examiner. Formal adoption of the accounts will be postponed to the next AGM.

Staging the sacrifice: a lecture by Rowan Williams

7 January 2020, 7pm

St John’s Waterloo, London SE1 (£12, includes a glass of wine afterwards)

This is the final event in our Visual Communion series exploring how the visual arts have shaped and are shaped by the Eucharist. The events have drawn upon ecclesiastical art, architecture, and design and each have taken place in a different regional centre. In this final lecture, Lord Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will discuss how the Eucharist is contextualised in image and metaphor.

Chaired by the Rev’d Canon Chris Irvine.

The lecture is preceded by a short service in the church at 6pm to which all are welcome.
To book tickets in advance please visit Eventbrite
Tickets will also be available on the door.

Perham-Shaped Worship

This symposium is an invitation to consider the remarkably rich and diverse influence of the late Bishop Michael Perham upon worship in the Church of England.

Further details and booking information can be found here.

The 8th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

The Community of the Resurrection and the Mirfield Liturgical Institute present
Art and Faith Liturgical space and the Hope in the Resurrection
Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 7.30pm
Lecturer: Nicholas Mynheer, Hornsey College of Art, London
Church of the Resurrection, Mirfield
This event is FREE, booking essential
Evensong at 6.00pm.
Pre-booked supper available from 6.45pm. £8.00


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





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]


President of the Alcuin Club

The Rt Rev’d Dr. Stephen Platten has accepted the invitation of the Trustees of the Alcuin Club to be its next president.

Public Lecture at Mirfield as part of celebrations of 125 years of the Community’s history

Paul Bradshaw

“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

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.