Introduction to Lincolnshire Churches

Ref: C2338931

Lincolnshire has over 700 parish churches, each with a story to tell. Explore the rich diversity of churches from Saxon times, discover a wealth of architectural styles and features and investigate a selection of intriguing stories and legends associated with some of the churches in the county. This introductory course will include an overview of how architectural styles evolved and look briefly at some similarities and differences between churches in Lincolnshire and beyond.

Course aim

To introduce the rich diversity of churches in Lincolnshire from Saxon times and learn about their history, architectural styles, features and associated stories and legends.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous knowledge is required.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the parish church in Medieval times
  • Identify five common architectural features within a church and understand their function
  • Recognise three periods of church architecture
  • Have an increased knowledge and understanding of churches in Lincolnshire
  • Know where and how to access further information

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • There will be a mix of presentations, information sharing and informal group discussions. Assessment will be entirely informal.

What else do I need to know?

  • The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has a small, on-site café, you may like to bring some money for a drink.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Introduction to Lincolnshire Churches

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