SCA Conference 2011

Churches and the Sea

Chichester Cathedral

This year's conference will be held September 2nd-4th, 2011, at the Bishop Otter campus of Chichester University. The conference will focus on the churches around Chichester, an ancient urban centre once served by its own estuarine port whose diocese covers the coastal plain from Shoreham to Emsworth. Many of its seaside parish churches owe their origins to Anglo-Saxon builders, and the earliest cathedral was built on the southern edge of the Selsey peninsula. The conference will examine the archaeology of the cathedral itself, as well as that of Chichester's coastal parish hinterland and the wider phenomenon of the English coastal church.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a guided tour of the Cathedral, and on Sunday, there will also be visits to the original Anglo-Saxon cathedral of Chichester, Holy Trinity, Bosham, St Thomas a Becket, Warblington, and St Mary's Priory, Portchester.

Download the conference booking form and programme of events here (right click to download).

Conference Flyer and booking form in PDF format.
Conference programme in PDF format.

Accommodation, Places to Eat, and Things to Do
Visit Chichester
The Chichester Guide
Sussex Tourism