Over the past four years, thanks to Joanna Mattingly, we have been privileged to be addressed by renowned experts on different stages of church architectural development. To date we have worked through the Romanesque, Early English and Decorated periods and the Perpendicular period. We have records of the lecture notes from each talk which you can view here.
In 2021 we met at Creed Church for an illuminating talk by Nigel Saul on Cornish Churches in the Perpendicular Period. He writes: Cornish parish churches come across to us today as overwhelmingly the architectural products of the Perpendicular period, … click here to find out more
At our 2017 annual meeting at St Cuby, Tregony, which focussed on the Romanesque period of church architecture in Cornwall, Christine Edwards set the scene by describing the history of Tregony, its Norman castle and port, alongside an earlier church … click here to find out more
In 2018 we were warmly welcomed to St Gerrans on the Roseland by Revd Jill Edwards and treated to an inspiring talk by Dr Stuart Blaylock on 13th century architecture in Cornish churches. This is a period well known to … click here to find out more
In 2019 we met at St Michael Penkivel to hear the most enlightening talk by John Allan, who is the Exeter Cathedral archaeologist. John had us riveted for over an hour as he explained how during the Decorated period c.1250-1350 … click here to find out more