Arts & Crafts Churches of the Severn and Wye Valleys

Thursday 24/10/13 00:00

Arts & Crafts’ ideas changed the look of our homes, our furniture, our clothes. William Morris and his followers also wanted to change how we live our lives.

An Evening Lecture with Alec Hamilton Thursday 24 October, 7 - 8.30pm ‘Arts & Crafts’ ideas changed the look of our homes, our furniture, our clothes. William Morris and his followers also wanted to change how we live our lives. These same ideas – truth to materials, honesty in construction, a preference for simplicity and the hand-made, a belief in the dignity of labour – also influenced church design. By 1890 England was more than full of churches, yet new ones went on being built. They neither looked nor felt like what had gone before. No more Gothic Revival! Many were built by idealistic clients – both rich and pious – but using architects who, on the whole, were humanist, pantheist, socialist – anything but Christian. The result? Buildings of startling originality, which still speak of our very modern doubts and uncertainties about God. Cost: £5.65 adult or £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking is essential Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611 Website: www.coriniummuseum.org