As part of our new online St Gregory’s Lecture Series, we are excited to announce the next event – ‘Benedictines in Suffolk’ by Dr Francis Young. 

Dr Young is a teacher at the University of Oxford’s Continuing Education Department and he specialises in the history of religion and supernatural belief, but he is also an expert on Benedictine history in Suffolk. His talk will trace the history of Benedictine monasticism in Suffolk from the earliest minsters in the 7th century to the foundation of the great abbey of Bury St Edmunds and other important religious houses, before telling the story of Suffolk’s great post-Reformation Benedictines such as Gregory Sayer and St Alban Roe and examining the role of Benedictine missions in the county (such as Bungay and Beccles) from the 17th century to the present day.

To book your place on the talk click here 

To listen to Dr Young’s recent podcast with History Hit TV focusing on the history of King Edmund, you can click here