500th anniversary of the Reformation

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Exeter Cathedral is holding a day of events to remember the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the castle chapel in the German town of Wittenberg – an event that has become known as the starting point of the Reformation.

On Tuesday 31st October 2017 there will be a series of free events, including a special service, to mark the anniversary:

Talk: The English Reformation in Exeter (13.15 in the Pearson Education Centre, booking essential)
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Guided Tour: The English Reformation at Exeter Cathedral  (15.00 in the Cathedral, booking essential)
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Special Service: The Lutheran Divine Office (17.30 in the Cathedral, all welcome and no pre-booking required)?
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Lecture: “Why should we remember the Reformation?” (19.30 in the Chapter House, booking essential)
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The idea behind marking the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 in Great Britain is to promote the understanding of the significance of the Reformation for British society, the church and identity and consciousness of the Lutheran heritage.

Read more about the anniversary on the website of the Lutheran Council of Great Britain.

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