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Talk (Dr Cormac Begadon) & Advent Evening Prayer – Saturday 2nd December at 3pm, Howe Close

December 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


The Community invite you to a talk by our researcher Dr Cormac Begadon (University of Durham) to take place at 74, Howe Close, Colchester CO4 3XD.

The talk, detailed below, will be followed by Evening Prayer for the beginning of Advent, and you are invited to stay for a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

‘From Georgian Spa Boxes to Asian Porcelain: what recent excavations at our last house in Liège

tell us about convent and school life there in eighteenth-century ‘


“This paper brings to life the hidden world of the Canonesses, the arts and crafts, and their lives in eighteenth-century Liège. Over the last year, the Community’s former home on the rue Saint-Gilles has been subject to ongoing archaeological excavations, which have uncovered a wealth of important historical artefacts. From household crockery to Asian ornamental porcelain, these finds give us a rare insight into convent life in the years of Enlightenment.”


We would be grateful if you would register individually above so we know how many to cater for.  Thank you.



December 2, 2023
3:00 pm


Community – Howe Close
74 Howe Close
Colchester, CO4 3XD United Kingdom