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TQQ: The Church and the Churches: The Message Of Christian Architecture (1/2)
- Course Dates: Tue 27 June 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Why are the churches we are so familiar with organized the way they are?
Why are most in the Gothic style, and what is the difference between the medieval and Victorian varieties of this style? Why are so many Nonconformist chapels built in a Classical style? These sessions explore the ways in which different understandings of Church are expressed in architecture.
It is possible that a visit to the nearby St Osmund’s church will be included in the plan. Designed by Augustus Pugin, that church is a fine example of the style that he advocated, a style which was adopted across the Church of England. His drawings are still there, and the effect of Vatican II is also clear.
John Elliott asks that each TQQ student should do a little homework in advance, i.e. to draw a plan of the internal arrangements of their church and how they would like to change it.