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Join us for the 2023 Alcuin Club Festival! Songs of Everlasting Praise: Music in Worship Today’ from 12 noon – 3.30pm, on TUESDAY 23rd May, at St Giles’s Church, Cripplegate, London, EC2Y 8DA with a stimulating panel of two presenters: The Revd. Pete Gunstone acting Precentor of Bradford Cathedral and

Tuesday 22nd November 6-8 pm at Lumen Church, Tavistock Place, London WC1 Speakers: Christopher Irvine, Theologian and Liturgist, ‘Enlightened at the font: seeing the meaning of Baptism’ William Pyre, Artist and creator of the Salisbury Cathedral font, ‘Water as an artist’s medium’ Full details and tickets at artandchristianity.org/upcoming-events

A recording of the Alcuin Club Annual Festival Mass can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1271675103570825 A recording of the Alcuin Club Annual Festival Lecture by Dr. Bridget Nichols can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1063448814252741

The Agenda and Minutes of the previous AGM are attached to this posting. The Provisional Accounts for 2021 have been previously posted as a news item, but are also attached for convenience.

An interactive version of The Apostolic Tradition Reconstructed is available, which will assist readers of the printed version in visualizing the successive chronological layers in a visual manner which is complementary to the method employed in the volume, that of varying typefaces. The interactive version has been kindly prepared by

The Draft Annual Accounts for 2020 (attached in a PDF File) have been provisionally approved by the Examiner in anticipation of approval at the AGM in 2021, along with the Draft 2019 Annual Accounts posted earlier

Because of COVID restrictions this year’s Festival Lecture and AGM will be an on-line event via Zoom. It will take place on Friday 21 May 2021 at 3.00 pm The Lecture will be given by the Reverend Professor Fr. John Baldovin SJ from Boston: Liturgical Processions Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Prenotification

It is still possible to enroll for the next academic year for the online taught PGDip/MA , validated by the University of Durham and taught through the Mirfield Liturgical Institute. Would you like to: Deepen your understanding of how and why Christians worship God Gain a postgraduate qualification thatwill support

Video recordings of three of the talks given at the Study Day held on 20 May 2024 are now available to view. The theme of the Study Day was Shape for Worship. The Alcuin Club Festival 2024: Keynote Presentation: Tom O’Loughlin (editor of the 2023 Alcuin Collection, Shaping the Assembly)

Society for Liturgical Study Following the success of last year’s workshop on the funeral liturgies for Queen Elizabeth II, we look forward to gathering at Westminster Abbey for a Study Day on Saturday, 15 June in Westminster Abbey, to discuss the Coronation liturgy for Charles III. The Study Day intends

Later on in the year, between 27 and 29 August, the Society for Liturgical study will be returning to Mirfield for their first in-person SLS Conference since 2019. The conference theme is “A Good Death: Rites of Death and Dying”. The biennial general meeting (BGM) will be held during the

There will be an in-person one-day study day on Saturday 18th May, 10-5pm at Senate House, London on New Directions in the History of Liturgy, organised by the Institute of Historical Research. The study day will feature themed sessions on the topic of ‘Narratives in and of the Medieval Office’,

In 2023, the Alcuin Club Collection was a volume of essays under the title Shaping the Assembly. Through 18 essays from different perspectives, the book explored, as its subtitle puts it “How our buildings form us in worship.” At the Club’s Festival this year, the editor of the volume, Prof.

A new series of free open-access talks at St Stephen’s House, Oxford aims to bring accessible reflections and wisdom on the connections between music, worship, and community to a wide audience. It’s all part of the new Institute of Sacred Music Oxford at St Stephen’s House and in association with

Would you like to: Deepen your understanding of how and why Christians worship God Gain a postgraduate qualification thatwill support you in your ministry in the church, lay or ordained? Refresh your approach to worship? Equip yourself to teach others about liturgy and worship? Then wherever you are in the

The Study Day will take place at Westminster Abbey, focussing on the liturgies that were devised to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The detailed programme for the Study Day is now available, as well as information about how to register. Places for the Study Day are limited, so

The update took place on the morning of Friday 7 July 2023 and the new functionality described in the previous post is now available. As a consequence of software updates there is a known incompatibility that will affect users of older Apple devices (most likely prior to 2015) running versions

As announced at the AGM the Alcuin Club web site is being revised. New features will include a research blog, a “SEE INSIDE” preview for selected publications and information about publishing with the Alcuin Club. We are also gradually introducing … alcuinclub.org.uk email addresses to make it easier to contact

Video recordings of the morning and afternoon sessions of the Festival held on 23 May 2023 are now available to view. The theme of the Festival was Songs of Everlasting Praise: Music in Worship Today. Morning session video The speaker was The Revd. Pete Gunstone acting Precentor of Bradford Cathedral

Shaping the Assembly – How our buildings form us in worship, edited by Thomas O’Loughlin, was published in June 2023. Copies may be purchased through our Publications page. Thomas O’Loughlin writes: Space is all around us – and we constantly refer to it. ‘He is taking my space!’ – said

The recording of Prof Larson-Miller’s lecture, I am what I ritualise: identity, theology, and liturgy in secular context, givenon 8 May 2023, has now been uploaded to the University’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/eeaZO-MH43c . Registrations are now open for our August online public lecture which will be given by Dr Phyllis

The AGM Agenda, Reports (including the Treasurer’s Report and Accounts for approval) and Minutes of the last AGM are now available.

Join us for the 2023 Alcuin Club Festival! Songs of Everlasting Praise: Music in Worship Today’ from 12 noon – 3.30pm, on TUESDAY 23rd May, at St Giles’s Church, Cripplegate, London. Tickets are now available for the panel discussion event, Songs of Everlasting Praise: Music in Worship Today. If you

Churches across the UK are currently busy preparing for the coronation of King Charles III in a fortnight’s time: a fitting moment to announce details for the upcoming Society for Liturgical Studies Study Day on Saturday, 9 September 2023.The Study Day invites participants to reflect on the design and impact

The Congress of Societas Liturgica is taking place from 7 to 10 August at St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Ireland on a theme of Liturgy and Ecumenism.The details and booking information can be found here.

Thursday 16 March 2023, 10.00-12.00, on Zoom.Speakers: Canon Simon Kershaw, Liturgical Commission member and expert on the coronation liturgy. The Very Revd David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster.Opportunities around the Coronation. On 6 May the Church of England crowns a new Defender of the Faith. What does the Coronation Liturgy tell

Join us for the 2023 Alcuin Club Festival! Songs of Everlasting Praise: Music in Worship Today’ from 12 noon – 3.30pm, on TUESDAY 23rd May, at St Giles’s Church, Cripplegate, London, EC2Y 8DA with a stimulating panel of two presenters: The Revd. Pete Gunstone acting Precentor of Bradford Cathedral and

Tuesday 22nd November 6-8 pm at Lumen Church, Tavistock Place, London WC1 Speakers: Christopher Irvine, Theologian and Liturgist, ‘Enlightened at the font: seeing the meaning of Baptism’ William Pyre, Artist and creator of the Salisbury Cathedral font, ‘Water as an artist’s medium’ Full details and tickets at artandchristianity.org/upcoming-events

A recording of the Alcuin Club Annual Festival Mass can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1271675103570825 A recording of the Alcuin Club Annual Festival Lecture by Dr. Bridget Nichols can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1063448814252741

The Agenda and Minutes of the previous AGM are attached to this posting. The Provisional Accounts for 2021 have been previously posted as a news item, but are also attached for convenience.

An interactive version of The Apostolic Tradition Reconstructed is available, which will assist readers of the printed version in visualizing the successive chronological layers in a visual manner which is complementary to the method employed in the volume, that of varying typefaces. The interactive version has been kindly prepared by

The Draft Annual Accounts for 2020 (attached in a PDF File) have been provisionally approved by the Examiner in anticipation of approval at the AGM in 2021, along with the Draft 2019 Annual Accounts posted earlier

Because of COVID restrictions this year’s Festival Lecture and AGM will be an on-line event via Zoom. It will take place on Friday 21 May 2021 at 3.00 pm The Lecture will be given by the Reverend Professor Fr. John Baldovin SJ from Boston: Liturgical Processions Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Prenotification

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

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

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 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.

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

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,

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

The 2016 AGM and Festival will be held on Thursday 26th May 2016, 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

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

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.  

The 2014 AGM and Festival will be held on Saturday 17th May 2014, at St Botolph Aldgate, London EC3N 1AB (next to Aldgate tube station), commencing with the Eucharist at 12 Noon. The Lecture, entitled ‘Staying and Praying Together on the Ecumenical Journey: a Story of Bridge Building between East