Lecture: Misericords: Their Nature and Significance

  • St George the Martyr Church |
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  • Wednesday 16 February 2011 - 19:30 until 21:30

John Dickinson will give a lecture on misericords, drawing on examples from the North West of England. A misericord (sometimes called a 'mercy seat') is a small wooden shelf on the underside of a folding seat in a church, installed to provide a degree of comfort during long periods of prayer. John will describe the often capricious, humerous and compelling images of monks' lives in the Middle Ages which decorated medieval misericords.

Venue details

St George the Martyr Church
Church St Preston Lancashire PR1 3BT