Continuing How to Read the English Country Church we see how church structures reflect changes in practice, first as the Tudor era leads to the establishment of a new Protestant England. Later the profound destructive changes of the seventeenth century Commonwealth era are followed by restoration and liturgical change. The largely forgotten Georgian period of church architecture is considered, then the great period of the Victorian church building and gothic revival. Finally, there is a brief look at contemporary changes that have influenced and altered church buildings.
Nicholas Henderson is a graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, who trained for the Anglican ministry at Ripon Hall, Oxford and currently works as a parish priest in West London. He lectures regularly and has a particular interest in the period of the English Reformation and the associated cultural, architectural and social changes it has produced.