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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 May 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 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 and Rev Alison Whiting are Curates, 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 May, in association with Exeter Pride, feature a Documentary on LGBT clergy in the church and Nicola Field on the Film “Pride”.  Forthcoming Concerts include Exeter Chorale at 4.30pm on Sunday 24 June performing sacred & secular Latin American music.  To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us.

Our resident Peregrine Falcons laid 3 eggs in Holy Week; 2 chicks hatched so far in May. 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.

Whitsunday-Pentecost

Sunday 20th May at 11am, Sung Mass for Pentecost Sunday. 50 days after Easter, we recall the sending of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples and the preaching of Peter which peoples understood in their varied languages. Fr Christopher…

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St Michael’s Lectures in May

We have two St Michael’s Lectures this May with LGBT+ themes in association with Exeter Pride. There is a Poster below which you may wish to download & share. Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm, we welcome Nicola Field, founding member of…

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Parish Lunch Club

The next two ‘Monthly’ Parish Lunches are now arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 24th May and Thursday 21st June; taking place at  the College @34 Restaurant.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate Lunch…

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Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 26th May, 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, so next month’s…

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Trinity Sunday

Sunday 27th May at 11am, we celebrate the core Christian insight into the nature of God, the Holy Trinity; Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Creator, Redeemer, & Inspirer. Our Celebrant is Fr Nigel Guthrie and Preacher is Rev Alison Whiting. Three…

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Whitsunday-Pentecost

Sunday 20th May at 11am, Sung Mass for Pentecost Sunday. 50 days after Easter, we recall the sending of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples and the preaching of Peter which peoples understood in their varied languages. Fr Christopher…

Read more
Trinity Sunday

Sunday 27th May at 11am, we celebrate the core Christian insight into the nature of God, the Holy Trinity; Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Creator, Redeemer, & Inspirer. Our Celebrant is Fr Nigel Guthrie and Preacher is Rev Alison Whiting. Three…

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Corpus Christi

Thursday 31st May, the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with Sung Mass at 7.30pm and a joyful  Procession with the Monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament under an ornate Canopy around Mount Dinham (weather permitting)…

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Trinity I – V 2018

The Liturgical Year enters Ordinary Time. At St Michael’s we use Sundays after Trinity to keep in step with the Plainsong Propers that choir and congregation sing at the Introit, Gradual, Offertory and Communion points in the Mass. Here are the…

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Choral Evensong for June

Please join us on Sunday 3rd June at 6pm for Choral Evensong & Benediction. Reading Responses; Psalm 35; Hymn 247; Canticles in F, by Dyson; Anthem, Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, by Howells. Led by Rev Alison Whiting.  Benediction…

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St Michael’s Lectures in May

We have two St Michael’s Lectures this May with LGBT+ themes in association with Exeter Pride. There is a Poster below which you may wish to download & share. Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm, we welcome Nicola Field, founding member of…

Read more
Parish Lunch Club

The next two ‘Monthly’ Parish Lunches are now arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 24th May and Thursday 21st June; taking place at  the College @34 Restaurant.  All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate Lunch…

Read more
Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 26th May, 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, so next month’s…

Read more
Corpus Christi

Thursday 31st May, the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with Sung Mass at 7.30pm and a joyful  Procession with the Monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament under an ornate Canopy around Mount Dinham (weather permitting)…

Read more
St Michael’s Lectures in May

We have two St Michael’s Lectures this May with LGBT+ themes in association with Exeter Pride. There is a Poster below which you may wish to download & share. Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm, we welcome Nicola Field, founding member of…

Read more

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