A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
When Science Meets Crime
The Wild Life of a Church of England Exorcist with Peter Laws
on Sunday the 29th October 2023 at 3:30 pm

Rev Dr Donald Omand always knew he was different. Born in Perth in 1903, he claimed to have inherited 'a psychic awareness' from his mother. That sense of another realm would lead him to become an ordained Church of England Vicar. Yet he was never destined for the quiet parish life. He became an exorcist who was soon in demand across the world. Gaining prominence in the 1970s, he delivered the possessed from demons and even vampirism, yet only a third of his exorcisms involved people; the rest saw him casting out spirits from objects and so-called 'malignant zones’ like car crash sites and supernatural hotspots - including Loch Ness and The Bermuda Triangle.

Think the life of a Church of England Vicar is boring? Think again, as Rev Peter Laws shares the head-spinning ministry of Rev Donald Omand.

Tickets £12 including a delightful gin cocktail and a 20% donation to the King's Chaplaincy Trust. Please click here to purchase.

Peter Laws
Peter Laws is an author, podcaster and ordained church minister with a fascination for the macabre. He hosts three podcasts Frightful, Hometown History: Europe and Creepy Cove Community Church. He also writes a monthly column for The Fortean Times magazine and is the author of the Matt Hunter crime novels. He wrote the non-fiction book The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death and Gore, which seeks to explain (and defend) the human morbid streak. www.peterlaws.co.uk