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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Our Peregrines come to the fore for the next few months, with the nest box webcam now online on the Peregrine Falcons page and egg-laying started.

We are a friendly, welcoming church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Mass is sung here on Sundays at 10.45am, with an excellent choir and new pipe organ. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages and find something to inspire you. Click on the scrolling images above for quick links to key pages.

See Events for future activities, plus the 10 most recent by category, our Blog for summaries and commentary, and Twitter for latest News.

See Worship for regular service times. The music list for February through to Easter is available, and the March edition of the Parish Magazine is online. You can look round our beautiful church in words and pictures using Floorplan.

Recitals & Lectures – our monthly Friday Evening Recitals continue with an Organ Duo Recital on April 10th, and culminate in a lunch, workshop & concert with the world-renowned vocal octet Voces 8 on June 19th.  Your organisation could also sponsor a music recital at St Michael’s.  The monthly St Michael’s Lectures continue on Wednesday 29 April with Dr David Tollerton discussing the Bible and the State of Israel.

St Michael’s Music Team is looking for an Assistant Director of Music and the choir warmly welcomes singers in all voice parts.

This website is dedicated to the memory of the Revd Dr John Hughes, former Curate of this parish and Dean of Jesus College Cambridge. John’s enthusiasm, encouragement and vision inspired the development St Michael’s heritage and music during his Curacy and beyond.

The Requiem Funeral Mass for Canon John Alfred Thurmer took place at St Michael’s on Monday 9th February 2015. Thank you to all who attended. Canon John was well loved by all and will be sorely missed.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

This website will develop further, and you can help shape how these pages evolve by contacting us with your ideas and feedback.

Palm Sunday

On Sunday 29th March, please note that Mass starts a little earlier at 10.30am and that the clocks will have gone forward an hour overnight. As we all start the journey of Holy Week with Jesus and his Disciples, there is…

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Spy Wednesday – Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 1st April at 6pm, Spy Wednesday when Judas arranged to betray Jesus, the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are prayed along with the singing of the devotional poem Stabat Mater Dolorosa to music by Charpentier. Stations of the Cross…

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Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, 2nd April, in Sung Mass at 7.30pm, we especially remember Jesus and his Disciples in the Upper Room, the Foot-washing, how the Last Supper became the First Holy Communion, the words of Jesus to his followers, and…

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Good Friday Liturgy

On Good Friday, 3rd April, at 10.30am there is the special Good Friday Liturgy. The Reproaches are sung to music by Chris Upton. O my people,what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Veneration of the Cross. Crux Fidelis,…

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Tenebrae – Good Friday Evening

On Good Friday evening at 8pm the ancient service of Tenebrae is sung in Latin and English from the West Gallery to plainsong and polyphonic music by Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594) and Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594). Since part of the text is an acrostic poem from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, each verse is preceded by singing…

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Palm Sunday

On Sunday 29th March, please note that Mass starts a little earlier at 10.30am and that the clocks will have gone forward an hour overnight. As we all start the journey of Holy Week with Jesus and his Disciples, there is…

Read more
Spy Wednesday – Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 1st April at 6pm, Spy Wednesday when Judas arranged to betray Jesus, the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are prayed along with the singing of the devotional poem Stabat Mater Dolorosa to music by Charpentier. Stations of the Cross…

Read more
Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, 2nd April, in Sung Mass at 7.30pm, we especially remember Jesus and his Disciples in the Upper Room, the Foot-washing, how the Last Supper became the First Holy Communion, the words of Jesus to his followers, and…

Read more
Good Friday Liturgy

On Good Friday, 3rd April, at 10.30am there is the special Good Friday Liturgy. The Reproaches are sung to music by Chris Upton. O my people,what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Veneration of the Cross. Crux Fidelis,…

Read more
Tenebrae – Good Friday Evening

On Good Friday evening at 8pm the ancient service of Tenebrae is sung in Latin and English from the West Gallery to plainsong and polyphonic music by Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594) and Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594). Since part of the text is an acrostic poem from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, each verse is preceded by singing…

Read more
Palm Sunday

On Sunday 29th March, please note that Mass starts a little earlier at 10.30am and that the clocks will have gone forward an hour overnight. As we all start the journey of Holy Week with Jesus and his Disciples, there is…

Read more
Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, 2nd April, in Sung Mass at 7.30pm, we especially remember Jesus and his Disciples in the Upper Room, the Foot-washing, how the Last Supper became the First Holy Communion, the words of Jesus to his followers, and…

Read more
Tenebrae – Good Friday Evening

On Good Friday evening at 8pm the ancient service of Tenebrae is sung in Latin and English from the West Gallery to plainsong and polyphonic music by Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594) and Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594). Since part of the text is an acrostic poem from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, each verse is preceded by singing…

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Easter Day

Easter Sunday, 5th April at 10.45am, Festal Sung Mass and Blessing of the Easter Garden. All at St Michael’s wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter.  Christ is Risen; He is risen indeed! A “Day of Obligation” but we hope also…

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Recitals@StMichael’s: Four Hands, Four Feet, and an Organ

Friday 10th April we welcome Dr Robert Manning and Dr Tom Corfield performing a variety of organ duets and solos on the new St Michael’s pipe organ; hence the title of this recital – Four Hands, Four Feet, and an…

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Tenebrae – Good Friday Evening

On Good Friday evening at 8pm the ancient service of Tenebrae is sung in Latin and English from the West Gallery to plainsong and polyphonic music by Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594) and Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594). Since part of the text is an acrostic poem from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, each verse is preceded by singing…

Read more
Recitals@StMichael’s: Four Hands, Four Feet, and an Organ

Friday 10th April we welcome Dr Robert Manning and Dr Tom Corfield performing a variety of organ duets and solos on the new St Michael’s pipe organ; hence the title of this recital – Four Hands, Four Feet, and an…

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St Michael’s Lecture – April

Wednesday 29th April at 7.30pm.  David Tollerton (Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Contemporary Biblical Cultures in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter). Title t.b.c. ​Free entry with voluntary retiring collection, as always. ...

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Recitals@StMichael’s: Alison Smith

Friday 8th May we welcome Alison Smith, Plymouth-based, internationally acclaimed classical guitarist. Alison Smith is a highly acclaimed, British born classical guitarist, who has been described as one of the most exciting and lyrical guitarists to emerge in recent years. She…

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Lunch and Choral Workshop with VOCES8

Friday 19th June.  Meet VOCES8 over a buffet lunch at 1pm at St Michael’s and take part in a choral workshop led by some of the UK’s finest a cappella vocalists from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions), to include…

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