The conference will explore the reasons why we set aside places of worship, why we love them, take trouble over their beauty, and lament their loss. We will be bearing in mind the great outcry when Notre Dame Cathedral burned in 2020, and locally in Halifax we will recollect the fire at St. George's Round Church in 1994.
As more and more small churches in rural areas face dissolution or the threat of dissolution, we will also consider what this loss might mean to communities and their people. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will reflect on the impact this may have on the continued existence of such places of worship.
Registration is free. Schedule is now available on the conference website.