Commemoration of Lady Loretta
Saturday 4th March 2023

As is our custom, we will be commemorating Lady Loretta, anchoress from 1221, around the anniversary of her death here on 4th March 1266 with talks on her life and witness followed by a short midday service.

Saturday March 4th 2023

11.00 am St Stephen’s Church Hales Place

Two short Reflections:

The Social, religious and political context of Lady Loretta’s life
Revd Dr Kevin Maddy

What can we learn from the anchoresses in the 21st Century?
Dr Peter D Toon

followed by  Questions and discussion

Then at Noon there will be  Midday prayers and dedication of Memorial Plaque to Lady Loretta led by Canterbury Gregorian Music Society. 

Join us online live or at anytime afterwards

Annual Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Death of Lady Loretta de Braose, 4th March 1266

Saturday 5th March 2022 at 11.00am GMT

This year we will be celebrating the life and death of Lady Loretta de Braose with a talk by Dr Cate Gunn on the Ancrene Wisse, a guide to the anchorite life written during the period of Loretta’s enclosure, and other written works relatingto anchorites. The lecture will be followed by midday prayers led by the Canterbury Gregorian Society. 

This will take place at St Stephen’s Canterbury, where all are welcome, subject to the Covid guidance then in place. It will also be live streamed on Youtube.

See our Loretta pages on this website for more information.