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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer

Date:21st March 2020

Time:(See timetable below)

Location:The University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer
Saturday, 21st March 2020, Oxford

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin,
The High Street, Oxford  OX1 4BJ

(Please note that this is a different church to the one we have previously been to in recent years)

This event is being hosted jointly by the Prayer Book Society and the University Church, where Cranmer was put on trial.


11.00  Choral Mattins
Preacher:  The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie
Assistant Curate, Liverpool Parish Church

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

12.30  Lunch (pre-booked)
Balliol College, Broad Street
Click here to book lunch—deadline Friday, 6th March

2.00     ‘Hearing the Word’: The Bible, the Prayer Book and Public Worship from Cranmer to 1660
The Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby
Chaplain & Fellow, Corpus Christi College
and Reader in Church History, University of Oxford


4.00     Evening Prayer


Please come for all or part of the day, as you wish.

Lunch must be booked in advance (click here to book by Friday, 6th March), but there is no need to book for the service and wreath-laying or for the afternoon programme: please just turn up.

For those not booking for lunch, there are cafés 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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