Tuesday 20th November 2012
Keith Geary will speak about
The Warwickshire Religious Census, 1851
Once, and once only in our history, the Government took a census of places of religious worship across the country, seeking information on the size of congregations, the number of services held and, in the case of non-conformist chapels, when they were set up. Keith Geary, who is transcribing the whole of the Warwickshire section of this census for publication by the Dugdale Society, has come up with some surprising facts about church attendance and church practices at the time.
The meeting will begin at 8 p.m., preceded by coffee at 7.30 pm. at the Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX and is open to all, though there is a charge of £2.00 for guests - refundable on the night if they join the Society.
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