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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Holy Advent – Happy Christmas – Whether you’re a regular, visitor or returnee over these winter months, you are most welcome to “Come and worship” with us here at St Michael’s.

Canon Tom Honey will be leaving the Parish in January 2017 to become Chaplain to St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke. We wish Fr Tom well for this new phase of ministry. The Parish Farewell to Tom & Jeanie will be at St David’s Church at 7pm on Sun 18th December after the Carol Service. All welcome.

Fr Christopher Durrant has prepared this file as a taster for a parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land after Easter 2018.

You are most welcome to enjoy traditional liturgy, fine music and good fellowship with us here at St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, in Exeter. 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. With a varied Music List of Masses & Motets, the Choir welcomes new singers, especially Bass & Soprano Choral Scholars.

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, with vestments, incense & 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. All are welcome.

Accessibility.  We welcome wheelchair users; as a Listed Victorian building we currently need to deploy a temporary ramp to enable access.

We hope you enjoy exploring this 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 too!), our Blog for summaries and commentary, and Twitter for latest News. The new Parish Magazine is online, with Farewells to/from Tom Honey, Articles, Poems, Diary, a short story and more. Look around our beautiful church in words and pictures using Floorplan or browse 2000 years of “local” Christianity with our History Timeline.

Nick Dixon has produced a beautiful new 24-page booklet on the History of our Peregrine Falcons, with excellent photos, available in Church for £5 or by post for £6 using this Order Form.

Lectures & Concerts -  The St Michael’s Lectures have finished for 2016 – watch out for information for 2017.  There is Tea-time Concert on Sun 11th Dec at 4.30pm, and a charity Carol Concert on Sat 17th Dec at 5pm in aid of Refugee Support Devon.  The “Unusually Good Book Sale”  with “St David’s creates” at end of November was a great success – thanks to all who helped and all who came. To arrange a Concert or other event, please contact us.

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 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; the work carried out by Williams & Burrows is just about complete, and tested by the rains of storm Angus. We are grateful to the Allchurches Trust for a contribution of £2000 and to Exeter Historic Buildings Trust for their £3000 donation.

This website also honours 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.

Please contact us with ideas, feedback, or to enquire about hiring the Church.

Gaudete Sunday – Advent III

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is kept as Gaudete Sunday, from the Introit words “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, and the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit. The Liturgical colour is ROSE RED for which we have a…

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Carol Singing at Killerton House

St Michael’s Choir is delighted to have the opportunity to return to Killerton House. on Sunday 11th December for an afternoon of Carol Singing. This year we will again be singing in the lovely Estate Chapel (which could be chilly)…

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Exeter Chorale – Tea-time Concert

Exeter Chorale, directed by Dr Nigel Browne, return to St Michael’s with a Tea-time Concert at 4.30pm on Sunday 11th December. We welcome Mr John Draisey as our accompanist, and some guest instrumentalists. Our working title is “AQUA MUSICALE”,  i.e. a…

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Monthly CBS Plainsong Mass

Once a month the regular Tuesday and Thursday 6pm Service of Plainsong Vespers & Silent Meditation is replaced by a Plainsong Mass for the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the…

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Choir Charity Carol Concert

On Saturday 17th December at 5pm, it’s time to relax after your Christmas shopping with an informal Concert of favourite Carols and Christmas music sung by St Michael’s Church Choir. Proceeds from this concert will go to the charity Refugee Support…

Read more
Gaudete Sunday – Advent III

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is kept as Gaudete Sunday, from the Introit words “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, and the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit. The Liturgical colour is ROSE RED for which we have a…

Read more
Monthly CBS Plainsong Mass

Once a month the regular Tuesday and Thursday 6pm Service of Plainsong Vespers & Silent Meditation is replaced by a Plainsong Mass for the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the…

Read more
Advent IV

Sunday 18th December at 10.45am, Sung Mass.  As we light the 4th Candle on the Advent Wreath, the Readings, Hymns and choir music direct our thoughts to Mary. The Celebrant & Preacher will be Fr Christopher Durrant. Music for 2016 is:-…

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Carol Service at St David’s – Tom’s Farewell

Sunday 18th December at 6pm at St David’s Church, up St David’s Hill, there will be a traditional Carol Service of Readings, Poems, and Choir & Congregational Carols. All are welcome to this inspiring celebration of the Christmas Story of…

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Christingle at St David’s

For a child friendly Christingle Service and Nativity tableau at 4pm on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, visit our partner church, St David’s on Hele Road/Queen’s Terrace. All are welcome to come and enjoy a moment of rest and reflection…

Read more
Carol Singing at Killerton House

St Michael’s Choir is delighted to have the opportunity to return to Killerton House. on Sunday 11th December for an afternoon of Carol Singing. This year we will again be singing in the lovely Estate Chapel (which could be chilly)…

Read more
Exeter Chorale – Tea-time Concert

Exeter Chorale, directed by Dr Nigel Browne, return to St Michael’s with a Tea-time Concert at 4.30pm on Sunday 11th December. We welcome Mr John Draisey as our accompanist, and some guest instrumentalists. Our working title is “AQUA MUSICALE”,  i.e. a…

Read more
Choir Charity Carol Concert

On Saturday 17th December at 5pm, it’s time to relax after your Christmas shopping with an informal Concert of favourite Carols and Christmas music sung by St Michael’s Church Choir. Proceeds from this concert will go to the charity Refugee Support…

Read more
Carol Service at St David’s – Tom’s Farewell

Sunday 18th December at 6pm at St David’s Church, up St David’s Hill, there will be a traditional Carol Service of Readings, Poems, and Choir & Congregational Carols. All are welcome to this inspiring celebration of the Christmas Story of…

Read more
Christingle at St David’s

For a child friendly Christingle Service and Nativity tableau at 4pm on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, visit our partner church, St David’s on Hele Road/Queen’s Terrace. All are welcome to come and enjoy a moment of rest and reflection…

Read more

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