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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 11am, with an excellent choir. Regular Services are listed here and Events for July and beyond are found here. Here is our Parish Magazine and our  Music List.  Look around our beautiful church in words and pictures at Floorplan.

Prebendary Nigel Guthrie is our Vicar here & at St David’s Church. We pray for him as he seeks to lead and support the diverse people and groups who find a spiritual home at St Michael’s. Fr Christopher Durrant and Rev Alison Whiting are Curates, 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 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 the rest of the year are now set. We welcome Rev Dr Dvid Nixon from St Thomas’ Church on Wed 18 July at 7.30pm to ask “What does God think of Brexit?”!.  To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us.

Our Peregrine Falcons laid 3 eggs in Holy Week, 2 female chicks hatched early in May and have successfully fledged, so the Camera is now off. Nick Dixon’s 24-page booklet on the History of our Peregrine Falcons, with excellent photos is available 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.  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.

Sundays after Trinity VI – X

Ordinary Time rolls on, or Sundays after Trinity in old money for the Plainsong Propers that choir and congregation sing at the Introit, Gradual, Offertory & Communion in the Mass. Here are the dates and music for Sundays VI – X…

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Parish Lunch Club

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 26th July; taking place at  the Farmers Union this time as Exeter  College is on holiday.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate…

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Men’s Breakfast

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

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Sundays in August

We scale back a little over August. with the holiday season.  Tuesday & Thursday Vespers take a break in August. Tuesday 7pm Choir Practices from 31 July to 21 August will now continue as we have important music in September for…

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Open Days September 2018

As we approach our 150th Anniversary, St Michael’s Church on Mount Dinham will be open to visitors all day on the following 4 dates (times provisional). Saturday 8th September the Church will be open from 8am-6pm.  This is the day of…

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Sundays after Trinity VI – X

Ordinary Time rolls on, or Sundays after Trinity in old money for the Plainsong Propers that choir and congregation sing at the Introit, Gradual, Offertory & Communion in the Mass. Here are the dates and music for Sundays VI – X…

Read more
Sundays in August

We scale back a little over August. with the holiday season.  Tuesday & Thursday Vespers take a break in August. Tuesday 7pm Choir Practices from 31 July to 21 August will now continue as we have important music in September for…

Read more
Open Days September 2018

As we approach our 150th Anniversary, St Michael’s Church on Mount Dinham will be open to visitors all day on the following 4 dates (times provisional). Saturday 8th September the Church will be open from 8am-6pm.  This is the day of…

Read more
Parish Lunch Club

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 26th July; taking place at  the Farmers Union this time as Exeter  College is on holiday.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate…

Read more
Men’s Breakfast

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

Read more
Open Days September 2018

As we approach our 150th Anniversary, St Michael’s Church on Mount Dinham will be open to visitors all day on the following 4 dates (times provisional). Saturday 8th September the Church will be open from 8am-6pm.  This is the day of…

Read more
Open Days September 2018

As we approach our 150th Anniversary, St Michael’s Church on Mount Dinham will be open to visitors all day on the following 4 dates (times provisional). Saturday 8th September the Church will be open from 8am-6pm.  This is the day of…

Read more

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