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175th Anniversary of the Marriage of Robert Browning with Elizabeth Moulton Barrett 12th September 1846

St Marylebone Parish Church, London, NW1 5LT

12th September 2021

11 am Choral Eucharist and Commemoration

3 pm Lecture: Two Way Mirror by author Professor Fiona Sampson, MBE, FRSL

175th Anniversary Poster




Past Events


Visit to Asolo April 2016



La Torricella (built by Pen Browning) from La Mura (Mrs Bronson's House)


Some Important Dates


6 March 1806
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's birth in County Durham.
7 May 1812
Robert Browning's birth in Camberwell, London
9 March 1849 Birth of Robert Wiedeman Barrett "Pen" Browning
29 June 1861
Elizabeth's death in Florence.
September Annual Commemmoration of the Brownings' Marriage in St Marylebone Parish Church. Choral Eucharist, poetry reading, lunch and lecture. 11 am on the Sunday nearest to 12th September.
12 September 1846 Brownings' marriage in St Marylebone Parish Church.
December Annual Commemoration & Wreath Laying, Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, followed by Lecture and Reception. Usually during the second week of December.
12 December 1889
Robert Browning's death at Ca Rezzonico in Venice.
31 December 1889

Robert's burial in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey



8 July 1912 Death of Pen Browning

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The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Evans


Robert Browning Esq.

Norman Collings Esq.

The Rt Hon. The Lord Saatchi


The Revd Clive Dunnico

Dr Philip Kelley


Dr Scott Lewis

Secretary & Treasurer:

Jim Smith Esq.

Committee Members:

Miss Margaret Pollock


Michael Meredith Esq.

Dr Sue Brown

Jim Smith Esq.


Ms Betty Smith


2016 Visit to Asolo