Friends Events

We are currently taking bookings for the following Friends’ events. Payment can be made by credit/debit card (please call 01962 857244/45). Alternatively cheques (made payable to Friends of Winchester Cathedral) or cash should be sent to 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS or please feel free to visit the office between 9.30am and 2.30pm to book in person:

Friends’ Lecture 2018 – “Great Royal Events“- Alastair Bruce – Cathedral Nave, 27 October 7.00 for 7.30pm

Historical Adviser to Downton Abbey; Queen’s Herald; Equerry to Prince Edward;  member of the Queen’s ceremonial bodyguard in Scotland; Royal, Religious and National Events Commentator for Sky News and the first journalist to interview Her Majesty the Queen.  Alastair will describe his many roles as a TV commentator and his work as historical adviser to TV and film productions.

Please book for this event via the Cathedral Box office on 01962 857275 or visit https://www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/en-GB/shows/friends%20lecture%20-%20great%20royal%20events%20with%20alastair%20bruce/info

The Miracle Flower—From Flanders to the Tower – Jeremy Prescott – 7 November, 2.30pm

From the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” to the 2014 “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London, Jeremy will look at the role the poppy has played in remembrance, the controversies surrounding it and how remembrance may be conducted in the future.

Rev Canon Nick Fennemore – “Life as a Chaplain for the NHS” – 22 January, 2.30pm

Nick has spent 33 years of his ministry working for the NHS as a chaplain and so has a wealth of stories and experiences of working in acute hospitals, hospices and the community.

Dr Cindy Wood, lecturer of Medieval History at the University of Winchester – “The Cage Chantries of Winchester Cathedral 1366 to 1555” – 13 February, 2.30pm

This talk will explore the largest group of these uniquely English Late Medieval monuments. These chantries, all founded by bishops, will be explored as survivors of a lively belief in Purgatory and how to mitigate its expected horrors in this period up to their Dissolution, under Edward VI, in 1545.

Sophie Hacker –  “Stained Glass Windows – the Creative Process” – 14 March, 7pm for 7.30pm

Sophie will share the journey of how a new stained glass window comes into being. From initial brief, site visits, converting the preliminary sketches into a full design, choosing the glass colours and presenting the theology of the window to the client, this fully illustrated talk will explain all the processes with several examples of her own work.

Coffee and Cake

On the third Friday of every month, join us in the Undercroft and meet other Friends, old and new from 10.30am.  19 October, 16 November and a special Christmas event on 14 December.