John Thurmer Memorial Lecture

Hosted by: St Michael's Lecture - Professor Nicholas Orme


Friday 27th May at 7.30pm we are privileged to welcome Professor Nicholas Orme, who will distil his extensive knowledge of Church History to give a lecture in memory of Canon John Thurmer, entitled “A Brief History of England’s Cathedrals.”

Click on this link for a Precis of Professor Orme’s Lecture.

Professor Nicholas Orme is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter, with a long and distinguished academic career in the fields of Church History and medieval studies of society, especially childhood, in the West country.  He was a colleague and friend of John Thurmer for many years, and we are delighted that he has agreed to give this first John Thurmer Memorial Lecture.

Revd John Alfred Thurmer (31 Dec 1925 -  25 Jan 2015) was Canon Emeritus of Exeter Cathedral and Honorary Assistant Priest of the Parish of St David’s with St Michael & All Angels, Exeter. He came to Exeter in 1964 to be Lazenby Chaplain to the University, with part-time History teaching. From 1973 to 1991 he was a residentiary Canon of Exeter Cathedral. In retirement he served St David’s and more especially St Michael’s as a faithful Priest through pastoral work, lively preaching, liturgical knowledge and hospitality.


Memorial Lecture Poster


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB