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Christmas at Winchester Cathedral through the centuries

15th Dec 2020 19:00 - 15th Dec 2020 Event Type: Lecture

The Cathedral’s archivist, David Rymill, explores some glimpses of Christmas through the years, from the Cathedral Archive.

Time & Place
7pm, Tuesday 15th December, by Zoom

About the event
This lecture will explore some of the insights provided by the Cathedral Archive into some of the ways in which Christmas has been celebrated at the Cathedral over the centuries, from the roles played by the monks of St Swithun’s Priory in medieval times in Christmas worship, and the food they would have enjoyed at Christmas feasts, to the carols that have been sung in the Cathedral over the years and the ways in which Cathedral clergy have presented the Christmas message in their sermons.

About David Rymill
Since 2014 the Cathedral Archive has been held, on behalf of the Cathedral, at Hampshire Record Office, home of Hampshire County Council’s Archives and Local Studies service. David has been one of the archivists there since 1993, and for the last six years his roles at the Record Office have included looking after the Cathedral Archive.

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