Revisiting sources and themes in parish histories

Date / time: 21 September, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Revisiting sources and themes in parish histories

This conference will provide an opportunity to see a range of parish sources held in the Canterbury Cathedral archives & library. Then attendees at Old Sessions, CCCU, can hear talks about a major project on parish records, hear about a Kent case study based on a period that sees the loss of many parish records and the introduction of some new sources, revisit debates about the taking of communion in the early modern period, and celebrate the achievement of Valerie Hitchman on the launch of her Database of Churchwardens’ Accounts hosted by the Warwick Network for Parish Research. Exhibition: Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library, CT1 2HG: 9.30–10.45Lectures & Plenary Panel: Old Sessions House, CCCU, CT1 1PL: 11.00–16.30

To book:

Tickets: £10 for the exhibition; £15 for lectures and plenary panel; CCCU students £10 (exhibition, lectures & plenary panel), Phone: 01227 782994, Email:

Organised by the Centre for Kent History and Heritage at Canterbury Christ Church Univeristy, the University of Kent and Warwick University’s Network for Parish Research In aid of the Ian Coulson Memorial Postgraduate Award fund for CCCU history and archaeology of Kent postgraduates.

Location: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Crist Church University, Longport, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PL