World Heritage Autumn Webinar # 2 – Gracehill Moravian Church Settlements
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0£5.00 – £15.00
Number 2 in a series of 4 webinar talks, on the UK’s World Heritage Tentative List – Wednesday 11th October 2023, 7pm to 8pm, on Zoom.
The Moravian Church dates from 1457. In 1722 the Moravians renewed the Church and established a Settlement at Herrnhut in Germany from where they travelled around the world often founding new Settlements wherever they went.
The village of Gracehill, was founded as a Moravian Settlement in 1759 and is hoping to be a World Heritage Transnational Site.
Speaker – Dr David J Johnston, OBE MB BCh MSc MMedSc FRCGP
David is a GP and Clinical Director in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Outside work he has many interests and is involved with a number of community activities.
Since 2011 he has served as chairman of the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.
He is a founder member and current chairman of Gracehill Old School Trust. Since 2002 he has led the effort to have Gracehill Moravian Settlement recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of a transnational nomination involving partners in Europe and the USA.
He is married to Sally Ann and they have three sons. The family live in a listed building in Gracehill Conservation area and actively support built heritage initiatives including opening their home annually as part of the European Heritage Open Day scheme.
David was awarded an OBE for services to the community and built heritage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015.
Single tickets are £5.
Tickets for all 4 autumn webinars are £15. If you miss any, you’ll be sent a link to a YouTube recording to watch at your leisure.
Zoom link usually sent the day before the webinar.
More details soon.
Full autumn series of webinars:
- Wed 13 Sep – Birkenhead Park
- Wed 11 Oct – Gracehill Moravian Church Settlements
- Wed 8 Nov – York
- Wed 13 Dec – East Coast Flyway
Tickets are available up to 5pm on the day of the webinar.
- World Heritage UK
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