St Michael’s Lectures 2020

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LECTURES CURRENTLY SUSPENDED owing to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.


Wednesday 20th May at 7.30 pm will be Hugh Allen on Fr. Ignatius of Llanthony Abbey (1837-1908), a pioneer of the monastic revival in the Church of England.


The Canon Thurmer Memorial Lecture will be given at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 8th July by Dr. David Grummett of the University of Edinburgh.


A poster for Winter/Spring 2020 will shortly be available  from the “bar” below the text.

Everyone, of any faith or none, is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures. There is a voluntary retiring collection.

Lectures are followed by discussion and light refreshments, and are held in St. Michael’s Church. For further information, or to discuss disabled access, contact us at  or – the Lecture Series is organised by Prof Oliver Nicholson and Fr Dominic Cyrus.

Forthcoming Lectures: – Full Programme for 2020 to be announced soon.


Previous Lectures this year:-

Wednesday 29th January at 7.30 pm.  Dr. Robert Guyver will lecture on John Coleridge Patteson, the martyred bishop of Melanesia who is commemorated on the nave pulpit in the Cathedral. His family home was at Feniton. After studies at Oxford he was ordained in Exeter and his first charge was at Alfington. Following Bishop Selwyn to New Zealand, Patteson used his linguistic skills as an enlightened missionary to the peoples of Melanesia (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu etc.) Exeter Diocese maintains strong links with the Melanesian Mission and Brotherhood.

A lecture at 7.30 pm.  on Thursday 27th February entitled The Earliest English Christians: Four Ways of Reading Bede. Oliver Nicholson will introduce the book being covered by this year’s Lent reading group,

which will meet at 7 pm. on Thursdays in Lent – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2.   Copies of the book will be available at the lecture.

Lent Reading Group 2020


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