Pageants 9

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  1. A Pageant of Ecclesfield
    Pageants focused on parish churches and their histories continued to be a feature of cultural life in the English countryside after the Second World War. This is an example of one such pageant, hel...

  2. English Church Pageant
    Originally proposed by the Rev. Walter Marshall of St. Patrick’s Church, Hove, the English Church Pageant was at first going to take place in Brighton. When, during planning, the event grew conside...

  3. Pickering Rural Deanery Church Pageant
    The Pickering Rural Deanery Church Pageant, also referred to as the ‘Pickering Missionary Pageant’, took place in 1930 at Pickering Castle, where an earlier pageant had been staged in 1910 (and ano...

  4. The Pageant of England
    If one were in search of England in the 1930s, as so many contemporaries from H.V. Morton to J.B. Priestley to George Orwell seemed to be, one could do worse than head to Slough. The army had set u...

  5. Guiseley Historical Pageant
    Whilst Virginia Woolf’s notable literary depiction of a pageant in her novel Between the Acts features an annual pageant, these were in fact quite rare. The level of organisation and time commitmen...

  6. ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ Anglo Catholic Pageant
    Pageants were very popular with religious groups and churches during the interwar period. This is an example of one such pageant, held to commemorate the centenary of the High Church Oxford Movemen...

  7. Pageant of Church History
    The Pageant of Church History was an unashamed fundraiser and was part of a larger initiative to raise money for those perennial problems of bishops the world over—namely, stopping the church roof ...

  8. The Synod of Whitby, 664
    This pageant was staged to commemorate the one thousandth anniversary of the Synod of Whitby. An important landmark in the history of Christianity in Britain, the Synod saw King Oswiu of Northumbri...

  9. The York Pageant
    Louis Napoleon Parker, the acknowledged inventor of modern historical pageantry, chose to end his career as a pageant master in 1909. His final performance as a director of a large-scale pageant wa...