The talk will cover the importance of the date of the Annunciation in the Christian Calendar, the development of devotion to the Mystery of the Annunciation and its expression in the art and imagery of medieval parish churches in England. It will look at the origin of the legends surrounding the early life and the death of the Virgin Mary and how these, too, found visual expression in the devotional imagery once common in our churches. Viewers will learn how St Luke’s account of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary was pictured in medieval art and became a focus for devotion to Mary, as Mother of the Lord, and to the mystery of the Incarnation.
Canon Jeremy Haselock retired in 2017 after eighteen years as Canon Precentor of Norwich Cathedral for the last twelve of which he was also Vice-Dean. He was for ten years a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, for seven years a member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and for a further five years a member of its Liturgical Furnishings Committee. He has served on the Diocesan Advisory Committee of Chichester and Norwich dioceses and remains Stained Glass Advisor to the Norwich DAC. He is a member of the Fabric Advisory Committee of Lincoln Minster. He holds post-graduate degrees in Medieval Art and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He is a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.