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St Peter’s Church Ely

August 2019

Christopher Somerville on Britain’s Cathedrals

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

*Please note the change of date.* When Christopher Somerville set out to explore Britain’s cathedrals, he found his fixed ideas shaken to the roots. Starting out, he pictured cathedrals – Britain possesses over one hundred – as great unmoving bastions of tradition. But as he journeys among favourites old and new, he discovers buildings and communities that have been in constant upheaval for a thousand years. Here are stories of the monarchs and bishops who ordered the building of these…

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September 2019

Historian Tom Holland in Ely

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. In 'Dominion' award-winning historian and broadcaster Tom Holland will tell the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. Ranging in time from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the on-going migration crisis in Europe today, and from…

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