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The Ecclesiological Society

For those who love churches

2021 Annual General Meeting and Lecture

Location:Online via Zoom

2021 AGM and Lecture

The AGM and lecture will be held on Thursday 27th May 2021.

The evening will take place via Zoom and will be made up of two parts:

6.30pm The 2021 AGM of the Ecclesiological Society.

All Members of the Society are welcome.

The agenda, 2020 Annual Report and Accounts and the AGM 2020 minutes can be downloaded here (they will download in the corner of the screen):
AGM Agenda
Annual Report
Accounts for Year-end 2020
Auditor’s Certificate
Accounts Proformas
2020 AGM Minutes

This will be followed by the Annual Lecture which is open to everyone, Members and non-Members.

7.00pm The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters

After the AGM, at 7pm we will welcome Helen Wilson as our guest speaker. Earlier this year, Helen published The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters: From “Lady Woodcarvers” to Professionals. The Pinwill sisters, Mary, Ethel and Violet, learnt to carve as teenagers, during the restoration of their father’s church at Ermington, Devon. With the patronage of architect Edmund H. Sedding, they established a professional woodcarving business, Rashleigh, Pinwill & Co. in 1890, which later relocated to Plymouth. After about 1907, Violet ran the business single-handedly, with a workforce of nearly 30 carvers and joiners, establishing one of the best wood and stone carving companies in the West Country.


Helen’s book is fascinating, and beautifully illustrated with her own photographs. It has already been very favourably reviewed, and it will be a pleasure for us to hear Helen’s talk.


There will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

This will be an online event and you will need to register in order to be sent the Zoom meeting details 2-3 days beforehand.

You can register via Eventbrite