The Reformation Experience, a series of 6 sessions led by The Rev Dr Perry Butler (course 1)

Date(s) - Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canterbury, St. Paul's


The English Reformation was given a “new look” in the 1970s by so-called Revisionist historians who stressed both the slowness and unpopularity of what took place. Shortly before his death Professor Eric Ives, the author of outstanding biographies of Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey, published a short, up to date and very readable survey of “The Reformation Experience” suitably sub titled “Living through the turbulent 16th century.” This short course of six weekly sessions will be limited in numbers, although Perry is willing to offer two courses (morning and evening) according to interest.

Participants will be expected to acquire a copy of Ives’ book as at and read along as the course proceeds.

Course One: Tuesday mornings: 10am – 12 noon at St Paul’s Church, Canterbury on: 23rd January/ 30 January/ 6th February/ 20th February/ 27th February. The final week – 6th March the venue will be St Paul’s Parish Centre (next to the church).

Perry Butler retired to Canterbury in 2009 after thirty years in parish ministry in the Diocese of London where he combined parish work with teaching church history. Educated at the University of York and Jesus College Oxford, Perry wrote a doctoral thesis (subsequently published) on Gladstone and the Tractarians. Trained at Lincoln Theological College, Perry taught for many years for what is now St Augustine’s College and the Continuing Education Department of London University. Latterly he taught the English Reformation to Extra Mural students and Readers. He is an Hon Fellow in the History Department of the University of Kent where he assists in the M.A. programme.

Please note there is no parking at St Paul’s or at Diocesan House. Parking is available at nearby Queningate car park.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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