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 2014 Conference will be held on September 5-7, in Chester, entitled 'The Archaeology of Early Christianity: Cheshire and the Pillar of Eliseg'. The conference will be held in the 13th-century chapter house of Chester Cathedral. The programme of speakers will feature new research about the early Christianity in the city and county, and a number of tours to important ecclesiastical sites in the region, including Chester Cathedral, St John's Chester, Valle Crucis Abbey, and St Chad's Farndon.

Past Conference Webpages

The Romanesque Church in Gloucester: Gloucester, Sept. 7-8, 2012
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