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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Welcome to St Michael’s Mount Dinham – this beautiful church was consecrated to the Glory of God on 29 September 1868, so this year sees its 150th Anniversary. We hope you can visit, support and worship with us in this Sesquicentenary Year. We offer traditional Services, fine music and good fellowship.

Our main worship is Sunday Mass, starting at 11am, with an excellent choir. Regular Services are listed here and Events for April and beyond are found here. Here is our Parish Magazine and our  Music List.  

Prebendary Nigel Guthrie is our new Vicar here & at St David’s Church. We hope he enjoys getting to know, lead forward and grow the diverse people and groups who find a spiritual home at St Michael’s. Fr Christopher Durrant has returned from his training placement at Silverton. Rev Alison Whiting and Readers Bill Pattinson, Howard Friend & Ian Cartwright complete our licensed team.

The running costs of St Michael’s Church – Common Fund to the Diocese, utilities, insurance, maintenance etc. – are about £100 per day! Donations small or large, one-off or regular, will be most gratefully received by the treasurer; one method is via our MyDonate facility.

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

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.

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

Lectures & ConcertsSt Michael’s Lectures  for 2018 are being planned.  Forthcoming Concerts will be announced here too.   To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us.

Our resident Peregrine Falcons have laid their eggs; we hope for chicks early in May. Nick Dixon has produced a 24-page booklet on the History of our Peregrine Falcons, with excellent photos – available by post for £6 from Nick’s Website.

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. 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 £78,800 from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund; the work carried out by Williams & Burrows was completed in 2016. We thank Allchurches Trust for a contribution of £2000 and Exeter Historic Buildings Trust for their £3000 donation.

We honour 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.

St Michael’s Lecture – A Personal Return to Death

Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture by Dr David Beadle, Lecture Series organiser, on “A personal return to Death”. Three and a half years ago, David gave a St Michael’s Lecture outlining some academic ideas about the relationships between…

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Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 28th April, in the Orangery at the Imperial, from 9.00am or so – sign up/details in our churches or see Ian Smith. As usual this is the 4th Saturday of the month, so…

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Sundays after Easter

Between Low Sunday and Rogation Sunday, there are 3 ordinary Sundays after Easter.  This year they are:- Sun 29 April – Easter 5/IV & 5th Sunday of the month – Sung Mass at 11am. Hymns 107, 104, 486. Mass in F,…

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

IMPORTANT NEWS – UNAVOIDABLY DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY 30th APRIL – still 7pm at St David’s Church. At St David’s Church on Monday 30th April, at 7.00pm. The APCM, reviewing 2017 and looking prayerfully to the future for both St David’s and…

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Parish Lunch Club

The next two ‘Monthly’ Parish Lunches are now arranged for 12 noon on Friday 4th May (Star Wars theme?) and Thursday 24th May; taking place at  the College @34 Restaurant.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a…

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Sundays after Easter

Between Low Sunday and Rogation Sunday, there are 3 ordinary Sundays after Easter.  This year they are:- Sun 29 April – Easter 5/IV & 5th Sunday of the month – Sung Mass at 11am. Hymns 107, 104, 486. Mass in F,…

Read more
Annual Parochial Church Meeting

IMPORTANT NEWS – UNAVOIDABLY DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY 30th APRIL – still 7pm at St David’s Church. At St David’s Church on Monday 30th April, at 7.00pm. The APCM, reviewing 2017 and looking prayerfully to the future for both St David’s and…

Read more
Rogation Sunday Procession

Rogation Sunday, 6th May, the Sunday before Ascension Day, is the traditional time for “beating the bounds” of the Parish and blessing the crops in the fields. At St Michael’s we mark the day by starting our 11am Mass with a…

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Choral Evensong for May

Sunday 6th May 2018 at 6pm, our monthly Choral Evensong & Benediction features the flowing Sumsion Responses, Ps 45, Office Hymn126, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G also by Herbert Sumsion. O salutaris is Hymn 269 & Tantum Ergo by…

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Ascension Day

Thursday 10th May, 40 days after Easter, we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven. At 7.30am, we have Ascension Day Matins. Plainsong Matins is sung from the West Gallery ending with Hymn 130 “Hail the Day that…

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Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 28th April, in the Orangery at the Imperial, from 9.00am or so – sign up/details in our churches or see Ian Smith. As usual this is the 4th Saturday of the month, so…

Read more
Annual Parochial Church Meeting

IMPORTANT NEWS – UNAVOIDABLY DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY 30th APRIL – still 7pm at St David’s Church. At St David’s Church on Monday 30th April, at 7.00pm. The APCM, reviewing 2017 and looking prayerfully to the future for both St David’s and…

Read more
Parish Lunch Club

The next two ‘Monthly’ Parish Lunches are now arranged for 12 noon on Friday 4th May (Star Wars theme?) and Thursday 24th May; taking place at  the College @34 Restaurant.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a…

Read more
Rogation Sunday Procession

Rogation Sunday, 6th May, the Sunday before Ascension Day, is the traditional time for “beating the bounds” of the Parish and blessing the crops in the fields. At St Michael’s we mark the day by starting our 11am Mass with a…

Read more
Matins – Exeter Pride

Saturday 12th May sees the Annual Exeter Pride Day organised by the city’s LGBTQ+ communities. At St Michael’s at 9.30am there will once again be Sung Matins to which we welcome all, of any faith or none, who want to show…

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St Michael’s Lecture – A Personal Return to Death

Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture by Dr David Beadle, Lecture Series organiser, on “A personal return to Death”. Three and a half years ago, David gave a St Michael’s Lecture outlining some academic ideas about the relationships between…

Read more

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