As you know, from looking at the 2020 programme, things did not go as planned last season. At present (3rd February 2021) it is still impossible to say when meetings in the usual venue will be able to resume. As soon as there is any clear news of when we can resume, there will be a notification via Beacon.
Of the planned sessions for 2020 only the presentations for Canterbury and Rochester actually took place. Assuming we can start again some time this Summer it is planned that we continue from where we left off, with the presentations on Chichester Cathedral, St Alban’s, St Paul’s and finally Westminster Abbey. We don’t expect that the two planned visits, to Lancaster and to Beverley, will take place in 2021, but should be able to proceed in 2022, if there is still continuing interest by that point!
After these four presentations all the major medieval English cathedrals will have been covered. However, all the Peters have been discussing possible subjects for 2022 and beyond, for example there are other cathedrals, more-recent foundations in England as well as ancient cathedrals in Wales and Scotland. Another possible route would be the great store of remains of medieval abbeys and other religious houses, or surviving large medieval churches and minsters, no decisions are yet made.
In the meantime we look forward to seeing you all again for the Chichester Cathedral presentation, whenever that may be, and hope that you are staying safe and well.
Peter, Peter and Pete