Foundation, reformation and restoration: Essex churches from the Saxons to the Victorians

Date and time

Saturday 21 October, 9.30am to 3.45pm


£25, including refreshments and lunch


Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT


The fabric of church buildings can tell us about the history of the communities who built and worshipped in them, and their beliefs about the world. Essex is home to a huge range of church buildings, from one of the very earliest largely intact Christian buildings in the country, St Peter-on-the-Wall at Bradwell-on-Sea (dating from 654), to Victorian ‘restorations’ and complete new builds. This one-day conference will aim to examine the evolution of Essex parish churches, with a scamper through history from the Saxons to the Victorians.