The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest

18th Mar 2020 11.00AM - 18th Mar 2020 4.00PM Event Type: Other

Wessex Learning Centre

The week before the Feast of the Annunciation, Lay Canon Mark Byford leads a special study day to discover the meaning of Luke’s gospel story, featuring the encounter between angel Gabriel and Mary (Luke Ch 1 vs 26-38).

Come to hear why a painting hanging in the National Gallery, on loan from Winchester College, first led Mark to embark on a pilgrimage about the significance of the annunciation story; why, today, the feast day has lost its prominence; and learn about some of the greatest works of art, all inspired by the short biblical passage. Mark will share the views of people he has interviewed along the way, including senior clerics, world-renowned theologians, art historians and artists.

Tickets for this three-part study day cost £18 (including a buffet lunch) and will be available from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857 275 and via the Cathedral website from January.

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