What’s on

Christmas Carol Service at the Charterhouse

8th December 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

We will be holding a Christmas Carol Service in the Chapel for the Brothers, with appropriate precautions in place, and would very much like you to join us! We will stream the Service live so you will be able to click the link on the day and enjoy a service of readings and music in preparation for Christmas, including wonderful singing from our friends the Pegasus Choir, and carols played in the Chapel by our organist Brother Graham Matthews. We are delighted we can manage to create this event this year complete with decorations and candles, despite restrictions, and it will be all the more joyful to have you with us!  We are grateful to the Worshipful Company of Drapers who have sponsored the service so that we can have help with making it a great live event. (If for any reason you are unable to join us on the evening, there is the option to receive a recording of the Carol Service. Please book a ticket as normal and the link will be sent to you afterwards) Book your place here now.    
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The Master Tours: glimpses of the Charterhouse with Ann Kenrick OBE

Join Ann Kenrick, the Master of the Charterhouse, as she takes you on five-minute filmed tours around the stunning buildings and spaces of our seven-acre site.  While we remain closed to the public, these unique perspectives of the Charterhouse give a fascinating glimpse of its history, and the home it provides for the Brothers (and Ann herself!).  Payment is by donation - and thank you in advance for supporting our charity at this difficult time.  Access The Master Tours here.

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Charterhouse School’s exodus to Godalming: recorded lecture

We were really delighted that Catherine Smith, archivist at Charterhouse School, presented her fascinating look at the history of Charterhouse School for our July online Lecture. Here is a chance to view it again! Catherine takes a close look at the time the school at Charterhouse - first founded in 1611 - moved to new premises in Goldalming in 1872, exploring the reasons for the move and the consequences for both the School and the almshouse. Catherine has been based at the School for 11 years and has a fantastic knowledge of its history with a host of stories and illustrations.  We greatly appreciate Catherine giving this lecture in support of our charity. (Ignore the dates given above) You can now access a link to the Lecture, with the option of making a donation, here.

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Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him: recorded lecture

An opportunity to watch our recent excellent live online Lecture by eminent historian and best selling author Tracy Borman as she shares insights from her research, and excerpts from her book Henry VIII and the Men who Made Him. Henry VIII is famous for his multiple marriages, but it was the men in his life who shaped this notorious monarch - and he, in turn, determined their fates. In this talk we are introduced to a dazzling cast of characters: some 'mad' (Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called 'Vicar of Hell'), some 'bad' (the grasping minister Thomas Wolsey) - but none as 'dangerous to know' as Henry VIII himself. Tracy Borman has extremely kindly agreed to give this lecture to help raise funds for the charity as it navigates very challenging times during the pandemic.  (Ignore the dates above)  You can receive the link to the Lecture now with the option of paying a donation, here.

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More and more – Law and the Charterhouse: recorded lecture

An opportunity to see the recording of Sir Mark Warby's fascinating Lecture - 'More and more - law & the Charterhouse'. High Court Judge, Sir Mark Warby presents his own compelling and illustrated insights into law and its development in UK and USA, and an array of its practitioners, some distinguished and some less so, and their connections with the Charterhouse over the centuries. His interest in the subject was first sparked in 2017 when he arrived at the Charterhouse as 'consort' to the Master, Ann Kenrick. Sir Thomas More is perhaps the most famous legal mind to be associated with the Charterhouse, but there are many others, as Sir Mark's lecture will reveal. We need your support!  We are asking for you to give a donation to see this Lecture.  We have been closed to the public since March to ensure the maximum protection for the residents of the almshouse and care home at the Charterhouse.  This has meant the charity no longer has vital income from our tours, events and venue hire.  Your support at this time is really important and would be sincerely welcomed. (Ignore the dates given above) Access the link, with the option of making of donation, here.

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Family Garden Trail

While the Charterhouse is closed, Charterhouse Square remains open to the public (every day except Monday) and is a little oasis in the City! And it's a great destination for our little Family Garden Trail which takes you around the Square and gives you a series of fun activities to enhance your visit to this lovely spot. Print out the free Trail here and head out with some pens and crayons and get busy!!

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The ‘ancient impenetrability’ of Charterhouse Square: recorded lecture

We were delighted that acclaimed landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan could give our September online lecture. Todd conceived and created the gardens in Charterhouse Square. Where previously there was a car park and not much more - he has created a lovely urban oasis right on the edge of the City. In his talk, filmed outside in Charterhouse Square, Todd discusses how his scheme for the recent refurbishment of Charterhouse Square is intended to enhance the inherent qualities of a place imbued with a remarkable atmosphere, redolent of great antiquity and pre-Reformation monasticism, and possessing an antiquarian interest unrivalled in other London squares. To see Todd Longstaffe-Gowan's lecture, click here (with option of a donation).

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