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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

A Prayer for use during the Interregnum/Vacancy in the Parish.

Dear God, your love for us is unchangeable.  You have welcomed each of us into the family of your Church; in Jesus, you call us to be His Body in this place.

Send down your Holy Spirit upon us at this time of uncertainty and change, to fill us with vision and energy and faithfulness in prayer, that we may be true to our common Baptism, and bring new life to our parish community.

Guide with your heavenly wisdom those appointed to discern the way ahead, and a new Incumbent for this parish, that we may receive the priest you have prepared for your people: ready to serve us with joy, to build us up in faith, and to lead us by example in loving obedience to your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Come & enjoy traditional liturgy, fine music and good fellowship with us here. We are a friendly, welcoming, diversity-affirming church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Sunday Mass is sung at 10.45am, with an excellent choir, fine pipe organ and varied Music List .

We are a diverse group of people united in celebrating the life and teaching of Jesus through the rhythm of the Christian year. We value familiar words on which you can lay your own thoughts and prayers; proper music & hymns, with vestments, incense & ritual hallowed by time; a short sermon to help you think, not tell you what to think; Communion in the bread and wine of Christ; and informal fellowship afterwards. All are welcome.

Accessibility.  We welcome wheelchair users; as a Listed Victorian building we currently need to deploy a temporary ramp to enable access.

Lectures & Concerts -  The St Michael’s Lectures restart on Wed 22 Feb with Penelope Cowell-Doe considering the Report to General Synod on Sexuality. Wednesdays in Lent there will be Reading Group.   Please note Exeter College Choral Society Concert is now on Fri 17 MARCH.  To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us.

Please explore the website; the scrolling images above link to some key pages. Click Worship for regular service times,  Events for future activities (plus 10 most recent ones!), our Blog for summaries and commentary, and Twitter for latest News. The Parish Magazine is online, with Articles, Comment, Diary and more. Look around our beautiful church in words and pictures using Floorplan or browse 2000 years of “local” Christianity with our History Timeline.

Nick Dixon has produced a beautiful 24-page booklet on the History of our Peregrine Falcons, with excellent photos, available in Church for £5 or by post for £6 using this Order Form.

Fr Christopher Durrant has prepared this file as a taster for a parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land after Easter 2018.

At St Mike’s the “& All Angels” reminds us that God loves us all as his children, wherever we are on the pilgrimage of life. Come and see if this beautiful and eclectic church is a place where you could contribute and grow.  We would love to welcome you.

“ We seek to know God’s presence in the world through worship, prayer and meditation;
we rejoice in the richness of the Christian heritage in word, music and ritual;
we are called to be an outgoing, welcoming and friendly community of faith and service.”

St Michael’s Church is grateful to have fixed long-standing guttering problems through a grant of £78,000 from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund; the work carried out by Williams & Burrows is complete, and tested by the rains of storm Angus. We thank Allchurches Trust for a contribution of £2000 and Exeter Historic Buildings Trust for their £3000 donation.

This website honours the memory of the Revd Dr John Hughes, former Curate of this parish and Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge. whose enthusiasm, encouragement and vision inspired the development of St Michael’s heritage and music. Likewise, the late Canon John Thurmer, part of whose legacy is the Glossary exploring the rich vocabulary of the Church. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please contact us with ideas, feedback, or to enquire about hiring the Church.

Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice

On Shrove Tuesday, 28th February 2017, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and at 8.30pm we hope to be cooking and eating Pancakes at the back of the Church. As always, you are…

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 1st March is Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, and is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said at 9.30am followed by Low…

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Lenten Array 2017

The first three Sundays in Lent are as follows:- Sunday 5 March, Lent I. 10.45am Sung Mass. Cranmer’s Litany of 1544 in Procession. Missa de Angelis; Purge me, O Lord – Purcell. Fr Christopher Durrant. Sun 5 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong…

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Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6pm during Lent (8, 15, 22, 29 March & 5 April2017) the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. “Powerful and evocative use of scripture,” says our Curate, Fr Christopher Durrant.  You might like to stay…

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Lent Reading Group – Augustine’s “Confessions”

For 5 Wednesdays in Lent at St Michael’s Church you have a chance to get up close and personal with St Augustine of Hippo in a Reading Group guided by historian Oliver Nicholson, recently retired from over 30years’ teaching at…

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 1st March is Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, and is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said at 9.30am followed by Low…

Read more
Lenten Array 2017

The first three Sundays in Lent are as follows:- Sunday 5 March, Lent I. 10.45am Sung Mass. Cranmer’s Litany of 1544 in Procession. Missa de Angelis; Purge me, O Lord – Purcell. Fr Christopher Durrant. Sun 5 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong…

Read more
Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6pm during Lent (8, 15, 22, 29 March & 5 April2017) the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. “Powerful and evocative use of scripture,” says our Curate, Fr Christopher Durrant.  You might like to stay…

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, or Laetare Sunday, with Sung Mass at 10.45am, on 26th March this year, is always a special day at St Michael’s. Our Celebrant & Preacher is Fr Christopher Durrant. This year we are also keeping the Feast of…

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Passion Sunday

Sunday 2nd April, Sung Mass at 10.45am, and the Penitential nature of Lent becomes more intense with the Veiling of all the Crosses and Statues in the Church. Our Celebrant and Preacher is Venerable David Gunn-Johnson. Music is the Mass in…

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Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice

On Shrove Tuesday, 28th February 2017, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and at 8.30pm we hope to be cooking and eating Pancakes at the back of the Church. As always, you are…

Read more
Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 1st March is Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, and is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said at 9.30am followed by Low…

Read more
Lent Reading Group – Augustine’s “Confessions”

For 5 Wednesdays in Lent at St Michael’s Church you have a chance to get up close and personal with St Augustine of Hippo in a Reading Group guided by historian Oliver Nicholson, recently retired from over 30years’ teaching at…

Read more
Concert – Exeter College Choral Society

Exeter College Choral Society return to St Michael’s for their Spring Concert on Friday 17th March at 7.30pm. Poulenc – Gloria.  Premièred in Boston in 1961, an exciting modern setting of the Gloria for chorus and Soprano solo. Mozart – Vesperae solonnes…

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Holy Land Pilgrimage – Information Meeting

A Parish Pilgrimage to the HOLY LAND in 2018 – Following in the Footsteps of Jesus – is being organised. Next April you have the chance to join a group on a journey of discovery to the Holy Land. Prebendary Alastair…

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Lenten Array 2017

The first three Sundays in Lent are as follows:- Sunday 5 March, Lent I. 10.45am Sung Mass. Cranmer’s Litany of 1544 in Procession. Missa de Angelis; Purge me, O Lord – Purcell. Fr Christopher Durrant. Sun 5 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong…

Read more
Lent Reading Group – Augustine’s “Confessions”

For 5 Wednesdays in Lent at St Michael’s Church you have a chance to get up close and personal with St Augustine of Hippo in a Reading Group guided by historian Oliver Nicholson, recently retired from over 30years’ teaching at…

Read more
Tenebrae – Good Friday Evening

On Good Friday evening at 8pm the ancient service of Tenebrae is sung in Latin and English by the Choir from the West Gallery to plainsong and to polyphonic music by Orlando de Lassus (1532-94) and Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-94). Since part of the…

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