Church Monuments Society


Study Day and 2022 AGM



St Alban's Centre. Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens
United Kingdom

We have organised another free study day to accompany the 2022 AGM. No need to book – just turn up. The AGM is of course for members only, but all are welcome to the lectures – non-members just get a slightly longer lunch break!


Doors open from 10.30

11.00: Dr Roger Bowdler, ‘Contested Heritage: An update on the case of the Tobias Rustat tomb in Jesus College, Cambridge, by Grinling Gibbons’.

followed by tea and coffee.

12.00: Annual General Meeting

Break for lunch (there are several pubs and cafes around Holborn and Gray’s Inn Road)

followed by lectures:

Dr Christian Steer, ‘‘Another faire stone lying by: A Lost Brass from 15th Century London

Dr Lydia Hansell, ‘The many ‘tombs’ of Cardinal Jean Rolin (1408-1483): Interrogating a fifteenth-century mise en tombeau’

Dr Lena Wahlgren-Smith, ‘Going the extra mile: two 15th century Latin verse epitaphs’


Lectures will be approx. 30 minutes each plus questions.


Formal notice for the Annual General Meeting follows.

Notice for the 2022 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Church Monuments Society will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, 10 September 2022 at the St Alban’s Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB.

The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane and the nearest railway station is Farringdon.  Details of car parks in the area can be found on the internet.

A copy of the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting is available on the Society’s website and a printed copy may be requested from the Hon Secretary, Hilary Wheeler (address on back cover).

As ever, the AGM is your meeting so do make a note of the date and join us. The accounts and other reports are available here on the web site: click on the links below. In order to cut down on waste, printed copies will only be available, on request, from the Hon Secretary.



  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Presidential Address
  5. Hon Treasurer’s Report
  6. Thanks to the Independent Examiner and the Appointment of the Independent Examiner
  7. Hon Membership Secretary’s Report
  8. Hon Publicity Officer’s Report
  9. Hon Archivist’s Report
  10. Hon Event’s Co-ordinator’s Report
  11. Reports on the Society’s Publications
  12. Hon Conservations Cases Recorder’s Report
  13. Election of the President
  14. Election of Officers and two Ordinary Members of Council
  15. Any other business
  16. Announcement of the date and venue of the 2023 Annual General Meeting


Item 14: Election of Two Ordinary Members of Council

Two members of Council reach the end of their term of service at this AGM: Dr David Lepine and Dr Adam White.

We have two nominations to replace them:

Dr Roger Bowdler whose areas of interest include 17th century church monuments and memento mori


Mrs Moira Gittos who recently co-authored Medieval Effigies: the Evidence from Yorkshire to 1300.

As there are no other candidates, you will be asked to approve Dr Bowdler and Mrs Gittos at the AGM.

We are always on the look-out for new candidates for Council. This is a great way of becoming more involved in the work of the Society. Council members attend three Council meetings per year in March, July and November and the AGM in September. Meetings are held on Saturdays, in London, and your travelling expenses are reimbursed. You will receive reports and up-dates on on-going matters, in addition to planning future activities. Business is conducted in accordance with the Society’s Constitution and in line with Charity Commission guidelines. If you are interested and have any questions or would like further information please contact the Hon  Secretary.