Lenten Studies Program 2008
St Peterís Anglican Parish, Fredericton
on Christian Church Architecture.
Feb 17: 2:30 - 3:30
Session # I: Basic Principles of Christian Architecture: Why not worship
in a barn? Why Churches have the shape they do!
Feb 24: 2:30-3:30
Session # II: The Glory and Beauty of Europeís Great cathedrals: Why and
how they were built.
March 16: 2:30-3:30
Session # III: Anglican Churches in a New World: The Prayer Book, wood
This yearís Lenten Studies will examine the topic of Christian Church
architecture. That churches are built differently than synagogues and
mosques is obvious, why this is so is not so well understood. What
considerations have Christians made in designing their worship spaces? What
was done in the early Christian centuries to the year 1000? How and why were
the great medieval Cathedrals built? What has been the thought behind wooden
churches in the New World, especially in New Brunswick before and after
Bishop Medley? These and many related matters will be touched upon. The
excellent DVD entitled, Cathedral, by David Macauley will be viewed
in 20 minute installments at each session. As well, helpful downloads from
the Internet will aid us in viewing and appreciating Cathedral design and
All sessions are one hour in length and commence at 2:30 p.m. Coffee and
light snacks will be served. Sessions will be held in St Peter's Parish Hall
2385 Woodstock Road. If in doubt of a session being held due to weather
please call the parish office at - 454-8752. In the event of a postponement
sessions will be bumped ahead one week (excluding March 2, we will jump that
date, for Fr Hebb will be out of country).