Friends Events

We are currently taking bookings for the following Friends’ events. Payment can be made by credit/debit card (call 01962 857245). Alternatively cheques (made payable to Friends of Winchester Cathedral) or cash should be sent to 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS:

Revd Canon Mark Collinson

20 February, 2.30pm, Paul Woodhouse Suite

Mark joined Winchester Cathedral in 2015 and is responsible for leading and developing Christian discipleship and training people for ministry within the cathedral andd diocese. Mark will talk to the Friends about his life and work in Winchester.

Tickets £7 Friends and £10 Non-Friends

Exon Domesday

14 March, 7.00 for 7.30pm, Paul Woodhouse Suite

It is little known that there survives an earlier version of Domesday Book from which the much more famous manuscript was copied. Exon Domesday, as this book is known, has belonged to Exeter Cathedral since the Middle Ages. It contains a variety of types of information edited out of the main draft of Domesday Book, and it survives as multiple booklets, put together by two dozen scribes working in great haste in 1086. Between 2014 and 2017 this internationally important manuscript was the subject of an interdisciplinary research project. In this talk the project’s director, Professor Julia Crick (King’s College London), talks about Exon Domesday, its importance, and its connections with Winchester. The custodian of the manuscript, Canon-Librarian Ann Barwood BEM, will reflect on the project and on developments at Exeter Cathedral’s Library and Archives.

Tickets £10 Friends and £12 Non-Friends

John Vine, the Artist by Margaret Braddock

26 April, 7.00 for 7.30pm, Paul Woodhouse Suite

Whilst researching members of her family, Margaret Braddock unexpectedly discovered an artist. She talks about how John Vine, born in 1808 with severe hand and arm deformities, overcame his disability to become official painter to the Royal Agricultural Society.

Tickets £7 Friends and £10 Non-Friends