Zoom lectures December 21 – March 22

We will be holding four more free monthly talks in December 2021 and January, February and March 2022. The talks are open to all, friends and non-friends. A link to members will be sent out the week before the talk, non-friends should contact the Vanessa White via email at generalenquiries@yhct.org.uk to be sent the link.

Thursday December 16th at 7pm. The Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Dr Kate Giles, Co-Director of the Centre for Christianity and Culture in the University of York and a trustee of the YHCT, has been closely involved in the major conservation work in this important Guild Chapel which had close associations with William Shakespeare’s family. She will talk about how the University of York has been able to support and work alongside Stratford Town Trust and its volunteers to create an award-winning collaboration between academics, students, volunteers and visitors to bring the stories of this wonderful building to light, and share the latest news about upcoming opportunities to engage with and support ‘Death Revealed’.

Click this link to watch again, fast forward to 10:38 to start the recording. https://youtu.be/7vEZM0NeZhk

Thursday January 20th at 7pm. The Sykes Churches of East Yorkshire

YHCT trustee Moira Fulton will talk about the remarkable group of churches built or restored by Sir Tatton Sykes, the 4th Baronet, (1772-1863), and his son Sir Tatton Sykes, the 5th Baronet, (1826-1913). These churches are little known outside East Yorkshire. Many of them, situated in remote rural locations, contain stained glass, wood and metal work of the highest quality and were designed by some of the most prominent church architects of the time.

Click this link to watch again: https://youtu.be/I6NonxRTmpc

Thursday February 17th at 7pm. ‘For botchying glasse’ the Crosby family of glaziers and glass painters in 17th century York

Dr. Louise Hampson, Research Fellow in the Centre for Christianity and Culture, University of York  will talk about a little-known, but important family of glaziers,who operated between 1620s and 1690s and worked on York Minster, Temple Newsam and other churches. Although their work has been overshadowed by that of the better- known Henry Gyles and William Peckitt, the Crosbys were a remarkable family of craftsmen who were practising glass painting and glazing at a time when it was widely considered that stained glass crafts had died out.

Thursday March 24th at 7pm   Survivors of the Wreck: Post -Reformation monastic remains in Yorkshire Parish Churches.

Dr Jane Crease, a trustee of the YHCT will discuss how, when the monasteries were looted and destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII, some of their more valued furnishings were rescued and installed in near- by parish churches. Was this an example of Yorkshire thrift or a desire to preserve a connection with a much – loved and respected monastery whose loss was bitterly regretted?