SCA One-Day Workshop 2012

The Medieval Church in Context

Ruins at Thetford Priory, Norfolk

In addition to our annual conference in Cork, the Society will also be holding a one-day workshop and AGM this summer in Thetford, in conjunction with the Association of Diocesan and Cathedral Archaeologists. The theme of the workshop is 'The Medieval Church in Context', and it will be held on Saturday 28th July, 2012. Thetford was an important Anglo-Saxon centre whose minster-church became the cathedral of the diocese of Norfolk from 1075 until 1094. The cathedral was converted into a Cluniac priory, which itself moved shortly afterwards, and a Dominican friary was founded there in 1335, until the Dissolution ended a thousand years of ecclesiastical activity on the site in 1538.

The Dominican friary was converted into a grammar school after the Dissolution, and this is where the conference will be held. Part of the west front, north aisle and central tower of the church remain, and we will be housed in the school's beautiful 16th century hall, which was built on the foundations of its monastic predecessor. There will be a morning of lectures on the churches and archaeology of Thetford, followed by lunch and the annual general meetings of both the SCA and ADCA. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Thetford itself, including visits to many of the sites discussed in the morning's lectures. See the programme information sheet below for more details!

Programme, booking information, and maps

Programme information and booking form [PDF]
Thetford regional location map [JPG]
Thetford conference venue map [JPG]

Getting There, Accommodation, Places to Eat, and Things to Do
Explore Thetford
About Thetford
Thetford Forest