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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer

Date:21st March 2019

Time:Mattins 11.00am; See timetable

Location:See timetable

What was previously a low-key Branch event with just Mattins and lunch, has now been expanded into a Day Conference aiming to attract PBS members from around the country, as well as those who are not members of the Society. Please come for all or part of the day, as you wish.

Please click here to book lunch
Two course sit-down lunch with main course and pudding:        £19
Special price for under-30’s, full-time students and ordinands:    £9
Deadline for booking lunch: Monday, 4th March

There is no need to book for the service and wreath-laying or for the afternoon programme: please just turn up.


11.00  Mattins
           St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford
Officiant:    The Revd Anthony Buckley
                             Vicar, St Michael at the North Gate
Preacher:   The Revd Marcus Walker
                              Rector, St Bartholomew the Great, London

Followed by procession to the martyrdom site in Broad Street and then wreath-laying on the Martyrs’ Memorial

12.30  Lunch (pre-booked: Click here to book)
                       Balliol College, Broad Street

Afternoon programme at Pusey House, St Giles, Oxford

2.00     ‘I believe in the English Reformation’
             The Revd Dr Rob Wainwright
             Chaplain, Oriel College


4.00     ‘The Reformation and the Oxford Movement’
             The Revd Dr George Westhaver
             Principal, Pusey House

5.00     Evensong


All the venues are within a short walk of each other (approximately 5 minutes). For those not booking for lunch, there are cafés and sandwich shops in the immediate vicinity. Parking in central Oxford is inconvenient, very limited and expensive, so you are advised to use public transport or Park & Ride.


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