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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 at 10.45am with an excellent choir. Regular Services are listed here and Events for January and beyond are found here. Here is our Parish Magazine and our new Music List.   

Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7.30pm is the date for the Institution and Induction Service at St David’s Church with Bishop Sarah; please keep this date free in your diary. Our thanks to all the Clergy who have helped Fr Christopher & the Chapel Wardens keep services going during 2017.

So we welcome Rev Prebendary Nigel Guthrie to be our new Vicar and hope he enjoys getting to know, lead forward and expand the diverse people and groups who find a spiritual home at St Michael’s. Meanwhile for 6 weeks in Lent our Curate Fr Christopher Durrant has a placement with the church & people of Silverton to broaden his experience at this stage of his training – may God bless you there.

The running costs of St Michael’s Church – Common Fund to the Diocese, utilities, insurance, maintenance etc. – amount to about £100 per day! Donations small or large, one-off or regular will be most gratefully received; 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 you can lay your own thoughts & prayers; traditional music & hymns, with 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 & Concerts – there is NO St Michael’s Lectures  in January; during Lent Oliver Nicholson will lead a Wednesday evening Reading Group on the Life of St Antony.  To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us. 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.

January 2018

Welcome to a New Year at St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, and a significant one in at least 2 respects. First, our new Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie, arrives – his Induction & Installation Service is at St David’s Church on Tuesday 16th…

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Men’s Breakfast

Next Meeting will be Saturday 27th January. probably at the Farmers’ Union for a Brunch from 9.30am or so – look out for more details in our churches. As usual the 4th Saturday of the month. So next month’s likely…

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Holocaust Memorial Concert – London

On Saturday 27th January at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, there is a Holocaust Memorial Day Concert with music written by composers lost in the Holocaust. Entitled “Lost Voices of the Holocaust”, the Concert in the Duke’s Hall…

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Candlemas

The Feast of Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (as the Book of Common Prayer terms it), takes place on Friday 2nd February, with Sung Mass in the evening at 7.30pm. This is a whole Parish event…

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Stay & Play – St Stephen’s Church

We are delighted to advertise the monthly Saturday “Stay and Play” sessions at St Stephen’s Church on Exeter High Street. If you need a break from shopping with the kids -  parents, grandparents or careers are invited to come and stay…

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January 2018

Welcome to a New Year at St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, and a significant one in at least 2 respects. First, our new Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie, arrives – his Induction & Installation Service is at St David’s Church on Tuesday 16th…

Read more
Candlemas

The Feast of Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (as the Book of Common Prayer terms it), takes place on Friday 2nd February, with Sung Mass in the evening at 7.30pm. This is a whole Parish event…

Read more
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, is Wednesday 14th February this year, rather trumping St Valentine’s Day. It is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will…

Read more
Men’s Breakfast

Next Meeting will be Saturday 27th January. probably at the Farmers’ Union for a Brunch from 9.30am or so – look out for more details in our churches. As usual the 4th Saturday of the month. So next month’s likely…

Read more
Stay & Play – St Stephen’s Church

We are delighted to advertise the monthly Saturday “Stay and Play” sessions at St Stephen’s Church on Exeter High Street. If you need a break from shopping with the kids -  parents, grandparents or careers are invited to come and stay…

Read more
Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice

On Shrove Tuesday, 13th February 2018, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and by 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

Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, is Wednesday 14th February this year, rather trumping St Valentine’s Day. It is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will…

Read more
Lent Reading Group – Life of St Antony

For 5 Wednesdays in Lent at St Michael’s Church you have a chance to get up close and personal with St Antony in a Reading Group guided by historian Oliver Nicholson, who spent over 30years’ teaching at the University of…

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