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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Come back to Church this Lent – like Jesus we welcome all irrespective of label or status.  Whether resident or visitor to Exeter, you are most welcome to enjoy traditional liturgy, fine music and good fellowship with us here at St Michael’s, Mount Dinham. We are a friendly, welcoming, diversity affirming church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Sunday Mass is sung at 10.45am, with an excellent choir and fine pipe organ.

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

Though we often shorten our name to “St Michael’s”, it’s good to let the “and All Angels” remind us that God values us all as his children, wherever we are on the pilgrimage of life. Come and see whether this beautiful and eclectic church is a place where you could contribute and grow.  We would love to welcome you.

We hope you enjoy browsing these pages and find something to inspire you. Click on the scrolling images above for quick links to key pages. See Worship for regular service times,  Events for future activities (plus the 10 most recent ones too, our Blog for summaries and commentary, and Twitter for latest News. The music list for December to February is available, and the latest edition of the Parish Magazine is online. You can look round our beautiful church in words and pictures using Floorplan and browse 2000 years of “local” Christianity with our History Timeline.

Lectures & Concerts -  The St Michael’s Lectures resume with Br Michael Jerome talking on Wed 24 Feb at 7.30pm on Christianity  and Mental Illness.  Exeter University Singers will give a Concert here at 7.30pm on Saturday 19 March. If you want to give a Concert, please contact us.

“ 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 been given the chance to fix its long-standing guttering problems through a grant of £78,000 from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Scheme; please pray that we can secure the necessary additional £10,000 or so to make this a reality. We are grateful to the Allchurches Trust for a contribution of £2000 and to Exeter Historic Buildings Trust for the offer of a donation when work begins after Peregrine fledging.

This website is dedicated to 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 his legacy is the Glossary exploring the rich vocabulary of the Church. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

You can help us develop this website by contacting us with ideas and feedback. Also, to arrange an Event or hire the Church, please contact us.

Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice

On Shrove Tuesday, 9th February 2016, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and at 8.30pm we hope to cook Pancakes at the back of the Church. As always, you are most welcome to…

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 10th February is Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, and is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said at 9.30am followed by Low…

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Lent I

Sunday 14th February 2016 is the first Sunday of Lent this year, rather putting St Valentine’s Day in the shade liturgically. The Celebrant and Preacher is our Vicar, Canon Tom Honey. Like on the Advent Sunday, today we start our 10.45am…

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Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6pm during Lent (17, 24 February, 2, 9, 16 March 2016) the traditional devotions using the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. Like many Anglo-Catholic churches, St Michael’s has a set of 14 painted carvings, probably…

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Heritage Lectures at St David’s

At St David’s Church, on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, there is a series of Heritage Lectures about the Church and its churchyard as part of the St David’s Transformation Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. February 18th – Professor Jeremy…

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 10th February is Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, and is marked at St Michael’s both morning and evening with Mass and Imposition of Ashes. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said at 9.30am followed by Low…

Read more
Lent I

Sunday 14th February 2016 is the first Sunday of Lent this year, rather putting St Valentine’s Day in the shade liturgically. The Celebrant and Preacher is our Vicar, Canon Tom Honey. Like on the Advent Sunday, today we start our 10.45am…

Read more
Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 6pm during Lent (17, 24 February, 2, 9, 16 March 2016) the traditional devotions using the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. Like many Anglo-Catholic churches, St Michael’s has a set of 14 painted carvings, probably…

Read more
Lent II

Sunday 21st February, Sung Mass at 10.45am. Our Celebrant is Fr Nigel Mason, Hospice Chaplain, and Preacher is our Curate, Fr Christopher Durrant. Music is the Plainsong Sarum Mass, and the beautiful little Motet “The Call”, words of George Herbert’s poem…

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Cathedral – Bach Cantata 41

Sunday 28th February, of course there is Sung Mass at St Michael’s at 10.45am with the full Merbecke from his Praier Booke Noted of 1550, and Panis Angelicus arranged by our own Dr Nigel Browne as Motet. Our visiting clergy…

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Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice

On Shrove Tuesday, 9th February 2016, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and at 8.30pm we hope to cook Pancakes at the back of the Church. As always, you are most welcome to…

Read more
Heritage Lectures at St David’s

At St David’s Church, on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, there is a series of Heritage Lectures about the Church and its churchyard as part of the St David’s Transformation Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. February 18th – Professor Jeremy…

Read more
Cathedral – Bach Cantata 41

Sunday 28th February, of course there is Sung Mass at St Michael’s at 10.45am with the full Merbecke from his Praier Booke Noted of 1550, and Panis Angelicus arranged by our own Dr Nigel Browne as Motet. Our visiting clergy…

Read more
Concert – Exeter University Singers

On Saturday 19th March at 7.30pm we welcome the University of Exeter Singers to give an a cappella Concert. Their programme of ‘Songs from the British Isles’ will include pieces by Parry, Elgar, Byrd and many more! Tickets £5 non-students, £3…

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Palm Sunday

On Sunday 20th March, please note that Mass for Palm Sunday starts a little earlier at 10.30am. Our Celebrant is the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson, former Archdeacon of Barnstaple. As we all start the journey of Holy Week with Jesus and his…

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Heritage Lectures at St David’s

At St David’s Church, on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, there is a series of Heritage Lectures about the Church and its churchyard as part of the St David’s Transformation Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. February 18th – Professor Jeremy…

Read more
St Michael’s Lecture – Christianity and Mental Illness

Wednesday 24th February at 7.30pm. St. Michael’s Lecture by Br. Michael Jerome on the topic of “Christ, Christianity, and Mental Illness: Confronting Saneism in Society with a Crown of Thorns” Content Warning: mental illness, suffering, depression. The topic this month is mental…

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St Michael’s Lecture – Reflecting on the Primates Meeting

Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture by Revd Dr Barry Norris, ‘Reflecting on the Anglican Primates Gathering: What could the Aftermath mean for the Anglican Communion?’ Everyone is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures and admission is FREE…

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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). Since part of the…

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