Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival: Event 1

Friday 24 May 4.00pm – 5.00pm (Sold Out)
Venue: St Mary’s Church Hall, Beverley

…and oil dripped from the golden tomb”

Medieval Pilgrimage to St John of Beverley:
An illustrated lecture presented by Dr John Jenkins

From his death in 721, to the destruction of his golden shrine in Beverley
Minster in 1541, John of Beverley was the most important saint in the East Riding, and pilgrims flocked to his golden and bejewelled shrine from near and far. By the close of the Middle Ages, thanks to the miracles he worked for the kings of England, St John had become a saint of national importance on a par with St George. This lecture reveals why pilgrims came, or in some cases were forced to come, to Beverley, and the unique and wonderous spectacle the Minster canons provided for medieval visitors.

Dr John Jenkins is co-Director of the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published extensively on saints’ cults and cathedrals in the Middle Ages, including an edition of the Customary of the Shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral

Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction.

Event Date: 24/05/2024 4:00 pm

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