Tue, Jun 18|
St. Augustine's Tower Hackney
Talks at the Tower | Alan Ruston: The Gravel Pit Chapel
Entry is Free but Registration is required. Doors Open at 7pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm.
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
St. Augustine's Tower Hackney, London E8 1HT, UK
About the event
Hackney was a leading centre for nonconformity from the 17th century and a major congregation was the Gravel Pit Chapel opened in 1716. It came to national prominence in the 1780s when Dr Richard Price, radical and passionate supporter of the French Revolution, became its minister. Alongside Newington Green chapel, it was at the heart of radical theology. A secretive walled off burial ground survives on the site of the Chapel behind Mead Place near the Morningside Estate. Alan Ruston tells the history of this extraordinary congregation and its larger than life leading figures.
There are a limited number of tickets for this event. Entry is Free but Registration is required.
Doors open at 7pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm