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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 March 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. During Lent, Curate Fr Christopher Durrant has a placement with the church & people of Silverton as part of his training – may God bless you there. Rev Alison Whiting and Readers Bill Pattinson & Howard Friend 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; 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 – in lieu of St Michael’s Lectures  in March, during Lent Oliver Nicholson will lead a Wednesday evening Reading Group on the Life of St Antony.  Concerts in March include a Trumpet & Organ Charity Concert at 3pm on Sun 4th March and Exeter Chamber Choir at 7.30pm on Sat 17th March.   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.

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 24th February at the Farmers’ Union from 9.30am or so – sign up/details in our churches. As usual this is the 4th Saturday of the month, so next month’s likely date is Sat…

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Lent 2018

Regular Services during Lent – Sunday Sung Mass at 11am; Vespers Tuesday & Thursday 6pm; Wednesdays, 9.30 Matins, 10am Low Mass.  Also Wednesdays, 6pm Stations of the Cross, 7pm Reading Group. All welcome, please join us. Sunday 25th February, Lent II.…

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Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6.00-6.45pm during Lent (21, 28 February & 7,14,21 March 2018) the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. “Powerful and evocative use of scripture,” said Curate Christopher Durrant.  You might also like to stay for our…

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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 30 years teaching at the University…

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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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Lent 2018

Regular Services during Lent – Sunday Sung Mass at 11am; Vespers Tuesday & Thursday 6pm; Wednesdays, 9.30 Matins, 10am Low Mass.  Also Wednesdays, 6pm Stations of the Cross, 7pm Reading Group. All welcome, please join us. Sunday 25th February, Lent II.…

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Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6.00-6.45pm during Lent (21, 28 February & 7,14,21 March 2018) the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. “Powerful and evocative use of scripture,” said Curate Christopher Durrant.  You might also like to stay for our…

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, or Laetare Sunday, with Sung Mass at 11am, is on 11th March this year. It’s always a special day at St Michael’s and a moment of mid-Lent joy. Our Celebrant & Preacher is the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson. The special…

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Passion Sunday

Sunday 18th March, Sung Mass at 11am. The Penitential nature of Lent becomes more intense with the Veiling of all the Crosses and Statues in the Church. The Celebrant and Preacher at Mass is our Vicar Prebendary Nigel Guthrie. Music at…

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Palm Sunday

On Sunday 25th March, please note that Palm Sunday Mass will start at 11am as normal, but end a little later than usual.  Our Celebrant is the Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie. As we start the journey of Holy Week with Jesus…

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Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 24th February at the Farmers’ Union from 9.30am or so – sign up/details in our churches. As usual this is the 4th Saturday of the month, so next month’s likely date is Sat…

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…

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Trumpet & Organ Charity Concert

Sunday 4th March, at 3pm, we are delighted to welcome Will Palmer (Trumpet) and Peter Adcock (Organ & Piano) in a Charity Concert in aid of  St Peter’s School Malawi Education Trust. A popular programme of Baroque Gems, Arban’s “Carnival of…

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, or Laetare Sunday, with Sung Mass at 11am, is on 11th March this year. It’s always a special day at St Michael’s and a moment of mid-Lent joy. Our Celebrant & Preacher is the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson. The special…

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Parish Lunch Club

Next Monthly Parish Lunch is now arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 15th March; taking place at  the College @34 Restaurant.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate Lunch served for £10 or less. Please sign…

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Lent 2018

Regular Services during Lent – Sunday Sung Mass at 11am; Vespers Tuesday & Thursday 6pm; Wednesdays, 9.30 Matins, 10am Low Mass.  Also Wednesdays, 6pm Stations of the Cross, 7pm Reading Group. All welcome, please join us. Sunday 25th February, Lent II.…

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 30 years teaching at the University…

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). Please copy and distribute…

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