Profile

Name

Andrew Foster

Affiliation(s)

University of Kent

How did you learn about My-Parish?

Warwick Symposium on Parish Research

E-mail Address (available to other members)

andrew@awfoster.com

What aspects of parish life, culture and heritage most interest you?

literature and the liturgy, music and drama, officeholding and local government, preservation and memory, ritual, devotion and religious change, the clergy, towns and urban environment

Which regions most interest you?

British Isles

What resources or experiences were most influential in shaping your parish interests?

Work with Valerie Hitchman on churchwardens' accounts has been my most recent influence, although research into the history of Slindon – a lovely case study of a peculiar jurisdiction in the 'control' of the Archbishops of Canterbury – has been another, particularly owing to what it reveals about the survival of a strong Catholic community here in the south.

With what parish or parishes do you feel the strongest connection and why?

Slindon: where we have many friends and we have produced a pamphlet on the clergy and parish.