Crusade Spirituality: 10th and 11th Century Radicalisation

Hosted by: St Michael's Lectures - Ven David Gunn-Johnson

Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture.

The Venerable David Gunn-Johnson , who will be giving the lecture, is Archdeacon Emeritus in the Diocese of Exeter. He holds a Masters by Thesis on the topic of A Country Catholic, from the University of Lampeter. Following ordination he worked in posts in the Diocese of St Albans, before appointment as Rector of the Colyton Team Ministry and Rural Dean of Honiton. He was Archdeacon of Barnstaple from 2003-2014, alongside a wide-ranging portfolio of work across the Exeter Diocese. He has been a contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

Every event that might be labelled the result of ‘radicalisation’ appears after a considerable process. The phenomenon may seem to come from nothing but this is not the case. Any attempt at understanding events and any proposed ‘solution’ must address the entire process – provided, of course, that any process actually has a ‘beginning’. What is true in 21st century Europe was also true in 10th and 11th century Europe.

Everyone is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures and admission is FREE (with a voluntary retiring collection).  They are followed by discussion and light refreshments, and are held in St. Michael’s Church.  For further information, or to discuss disabled access, contact the Lectures’ team at

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