An afternoon of ‘church-crawling’ was enjoyed as historian Phil Thomas explores the art, architecture and history of York’s city-centre churches.
An afternoon of ‘church-crawling’ was enjoyed as historian Phil Thomas explored the art, architecture and history of York’s city-centre churches.
1.00pm – 4.30pm meet at St Martin Coney Street, York
Tickets £6.00 (including tea and biscuits)
Phil Thomas has been a composer, performer, lecturer and music educationalist and has worked for many theatre and opera companies, orchestras and venues. He has written and lectured widely on architecture and design subjects (especially of the 19th and 20th centuries), served on numerous conservation committees and building preservation trusts, is a Liveryman of the Glaziers’ Company, an Honorary Life Member of the RSAW and a trustee of the Ancient Monuments Society.
Since 2001 he has been Church Buildings Officer and DAC Secretary for the Diocese of York, helping with conservation and development of over 600 important churches and their contents.
Part of the ‘Reading the Past – Writing the Future’ project devised by The Laurence Sterne Trust, which aims to encourage people to visit their local church and to stimulate creative work inspired by the stories that can be found there.
The project was supported by Arts Council England which recognises the value of a church as art gallery, museum and source of culture and local history at the centre of every parish. Be it church, mosque or synagogue, places of worship contain art, craftsmanship, architecture, and social history.