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Murder in .. Lastingham church delayed

If today’s foul weather put you off going to hear T. S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” in Lastingham church (see our earlier post), you will be pleased to hear that it has been postponed for 24 hours, and will now take place at 4.00pm tomorrow, Saturday December 30. Tickets £10 at the door.

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Murder in the Cathedral in Lastingham

Was Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury 1162-1170, and perhaps the most famous of English Saints, a martyr? T. S. Eliot’s play exposes the conflict between the material and spiritual worlds and the friendship beween a King (Henry II) and his one time Chancellor, which ended in a brutal murder on 29th December 1170. Come and […]

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Harmonia Choir concert in Lastingham

Harmonia Choir will give a concert in Lastingham Church, at 7.00 pm on Saturday July 8. The choir is a 60 strong all-female community choir based in Malton. It mostly sings in 3 or 4 parts, and performs a wide range of material from pop to gospel, choral to jazz and everything in-between. Led by […]

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Lastingham annual lecture

The Friends of Lastingham Church invite you to the Lastingham Annual Lecture 2016, to be given by Professor Ian Wood, and entitled ‘East Coast Connections’. The lecture will be an investigation of the seventh-century connections between Lastingham and Whitby, on the one hand, and monasteries in East Anglia and the northern part of the Frankish […]

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Talk on Viking Age Lastingham, with supper

The Friends of Lastingham Church invite you to a talk by Heather O’Donaghue, Professor of Old Norse, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, entitled ‘Viking Age Lastingham’. The notorious story of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793AD, typifies the view that Vikings were savage pagan raiders who made unexpected and violent […]

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Lastingham church history talk

The history of Lastingham’s lovely church is the subject of the 10th annual lecture organised by the Friends of the church. The lecture will be held at 6.00 pm on Saturday October 26, and will be followed by supper in the church hall, for the inclusive price of £10.00. There are two speakers, Professor Richard […]

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