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.