The Society for Church Archaeology Conference

Each year, the Society holds a two/three-day academic conference on a theme pertaining to church archaeology, which also incorporates the AGM for the Society. Conferences are held in the autumn, most often in September and October, and any member of the Society or outside interested party is welcome and encouraged to attend. Conference information is always sent out to members in our summer newsletter, but the earliest and most up-to-date information will be posted on the website. Conference programmes and booking forms can be found here and downloaded.

Upcoming Conferences

The 2017 Conference will be held in Worcester on Sept 15th-17th, on the subject of 'The Articulation of Light and Space in Churches'. The conference will be held at Worcester Cathedral, and will focus on the relationship between light, space, liturgy and devotion in churches, from the early-medieval period until the Victorian era. The conference will bring together an assorted range of lectures, revealing exciting new methods, theories and interpretations about ecclesiastical light and space. Special tours of the cathedral's workshops and Upper Reaches, as well as to significant local churches and monastic sites, will also be a key component for the programme.

Past Conference Webpages

Church and Industry: Canterbury, Sept 2-4, 2016

Churches and Settlement: Rural Churches and Medieval Landscapes: Leicester, Sept 4-6, 2015
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: Chester, Sept 6-7, 2014
The Romanesque Church in Gloucester: Gloucester, Sept. 7-8, 2013
Making Christian Landscapes: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages: Cork, Sept. 21-23, 2012
One-day Workshop: The Medieval Church in Context: Thetford, July 28th, 2012
Churches and the Sea: Chichester, Sept. 2-4, 2011
Documenting Destruction in Yorkshire: the Dispersal of Monastic Artefacts: York, Sept. 17-19, 2010
Romans and the Romanesque in Lincoln and Lincolnshire: Lincoln, Sept. 25-27, 2009
The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion: Norwich, Sept. 12-14, 2008
Changing Patterns in Scottish Church Landscapes: Edinburgh, Sept. 28th-30th, 2007
Precincts, Parks and Ruins: the Archaeology of Ecclesiastical Landscapes: Exeter, Sept. 15th-17th, 2006
The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon Church: Jarrow, Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd, 2005
The Archaeology of Early Medieval Celtic Churches, c.400-1100: Bangor, Sept. 9th-12th, 2004
The Archaeology of Church Interiors: Winchester, Sept. 20th-21st, 2003