Lecture: Misericords: Their Nature and Significance

| St George the Martyr Church

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 information

St George the Martyr Church

Church St Preston , PR1 3BT

Entry details

Tickets are £12 including refreshments

7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start.

Contact Mrs Rosemary Jolly on 01772 632285

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