Tuesday 2nd October 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Community of the Resurrection and the Mirfield Liturgical Institute present

Space, People and Ritual: The first cathedral at Salisbury (Old Sarum)


The 7th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 7.30pm Lecturer: Dr John Harper

Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham; Emeritus Professor, Bangor University; Emeritus Director, The Royal School of Church Music.

Church of the Resurrection, Mirfield

This event is FREE, booking essential

The first cathedral at Salisbury has been ruinous since at least 1250, but it was the space in which the Use of Salisbury was established in the 12th century. Using the Customary drawn up for the cathedral (and edited by Walter Howard Frere in The Use of Sarum), the evidence of the ruins and the early 20th-century excavation, and recent enactments of medieval liturgy, it is possible to piece together something of the experience of worship in this lost building – a building which proved to be so influential, not only on the new cathedral built in the 13th century, but also on liturgical practice throughout much of Britain up to the Reformation and beyond.

Evensong at 6.00pm.

Pre-booked supper available from 6.45pm. £7.50

Contact: Administrator, Beth Harper – 01924 481920 or centre@mirfield.org.uk

Walter Tapper Lecture 2018 poster