Centre for Parish Church Studies Day School

“Content: Death and Burial in Medieval England” – Dr Allan Barton

Saturday 25 June 2022 │ 10:00-16:00 │ in person event

St Martin at Palace Church, 15 St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RW


Death was a major industry in medieval England and this day school will focus on various aspects of it. In the first part of the day, we will think about the medieval Church’s understanding of the soul – the concepts of heaven, hell and purgatory; before moving on to look at the ceremonies surrounding a soul’s departure at the point of death and the various funerary rites that took place within the church. Then we will move on to think about the disposal of the body, looking at medieval burial practices within church buildings and churchyards and the memorials that were erected to perpetuate the memory of the deceased.


£38 – General Admission
£33 – Concessions (Friends, volunteers, students, low income)
Free (<18)


09:30 – Church opens
10:00 – Lecture
11:00 – Coffee break
11:15 – Lecture
12:15 – Lunch break
13:30 – Lecture
14:30 – Coffee break
14:45 – Lecture
16:00 – End

Please arrive before 10am to ensure a prompt start.

Included: Lectures, handouts and refreshments (tea/coffee/water/biscuits). Please bring your own lunch, which you can eat in the church (or the garden if fine!), but there is not enough time to go to a pub or café.

Accessibility: There is level access at St Martin at Palace Church. Please let us know if you have any access needs or dietary requirements / allergies.

Parking: Available opposite St Martin at Palace Church or opposite the Adam and Eve pub. We encourage you to take public transport, walk or cycle where possible.

Booking: Online. Alternatively, by phone 01603 611530, by email [email protected] or by calling in at St Martin at Palace Church. Maximum 30 spaces available – booking is essential.

Cancellations: up to 14 days before day school will have a full refund; up to seven days before, 50% refund; less than seven days, no refund. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can reallocate the place.


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