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Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Whether you’re a Summer visitor or a Devon resident, you are most welcome to worship with us at St Michael’s. We are a friendly, welcoming, diversity affirming church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Mass is sung here on Sundays at 10.45am, with an excellent choir and new pipe organ.

It’s a fairly quiet time and Vespers has now ceased until September, when normal activities will resume, plus the arrival of our new Curate, Heritage Open Days, and then Michaelmas. The Peregrine Camera is switched off, but some excellent photos from this year are on the Flickr Gallery.

Meanwhile, you can read about the Choir’s visit to Germany with a special Tour Blog, updated with pictures and commentary – Vielen Dank für Ihre Gastfreundschaft, Wolfenbütteler Leute.

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 Events for future activities, plus the 10 most recent by category, our Blog for summaries and commentary, and Twitter for latest News.

See Worship for regular service times. The music list for July & August 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.

St Michael’s 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.

Recitals & Lectures – The next  St Michael’s Lectures will be on Wednesday 30th September, when former Archdeacon Venerable David Gunn-Johnson will consider whether 11th century Crusader Spirituality was a form of radicalisation.

St Michael’s choir warmly welcomes singers in all voice parts; the Music Team is looking to appoint several new Choral Scholars in September.

“ 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,
and we are called to be an outgoing, welcoming and friendly community of faith and service.”

This website is dedicated to the memory of the Revd Dr John Hughes, former Curate of this parish and Dean of Jesus College Cambridge. John’s enthusiasm, encouragement and vision inspired the development St Michael’s heritage and music during his Curacy and beyond.  Likewise, the late Canon John Alfred Thurmer was well loved by all and is sorely missed. 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 shape how this website develops by contacting us with your ideas and feedback. Also, to arrange an Event or hire the Church, please contact us,

CBS Mass – St Giles

Tuesday 1st September at 6pm, CBS Mass for the Feast of St Giles of Provence (710), Hermit, with Hymns and Plainsong Propers.  All welcome. Giles first lived in retreats near the mouth of the Rhône and by the River Gard, in…

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Choral Evensong for Trinity XIV

Sunday 6th September, Trinity XIV, 10.45am Sung Mass. Setting: Mass for Three Voices, William Byrd. Motet: Sicut Cervus, Palestrina. Some beautiful a cappella Byrd and a motet from Psalm 42; Like as the deer desires springs of water, so my soul…

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Heritage Open Days 2015

Saturday 12th September, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of England’s fantastic architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  All are warmly welcome to visit and view this Victorian Gothic gem on Mount Dinham just outside the…

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HOD & Welcome to our new Curate

Sunday 13th September, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of England’s fantastic architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  There will be Low Mass at 10.45am. All are warmly welcome to visit and view this Victorian Gothic…

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Junior Scholarship Audition & Open Choir Practice

Tuesday 15th September at 7pm sees an Open Choir Practice for anyone interested in singing a wide variety of sacred choral music in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with the rather good choir at St Mike’s. But specifically, up to three…

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CBS Mass – St Giles

Tuesday 1st September at 6pm, CBS Mass for the Feast of St Giles of Provence (710), Hermit, with Hymns and Plainsong Propers.  All welcome. Giles first lived in retreats near the mouth of the Rhône and by the River Gard, in…

Read more
Choral Evensong for Trinity XIV

Sunday 6th September, Trinity XIV, 10.45am Sung Mass. Setting: Mass for Three Voices, William Byrd. Motet: Sicut Cervus, Palestrina. Some beautiful a cappella Byrd and a motet from Psalm 42; Like as the deer desires springs of water, so my soul…

Read more
HOD & Welcome to our new Curate

Sunday 13th September, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of England’s fantastic architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  There will be Low Mass at 10.45am. All are warmly welcome to visit and view this Victorian Gothic…

Read more
Michaelmas 2015

Tuesday evening, 29 September, at 7.30pm – Please join us for our Patronal Festival at which our guest preacher will be the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson, recently retired Archdeacon of Barnstaple. Procession, Sung Mass and Bring & Share Party to celebrate Michaelmas,…

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St Francis of Assisi

Falling on Sunday 4th October, this year we will keep the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. This is especially appropriate at a time when Pope Francis has reminded in his recent encyclical “Laudato Si” of our Christian responsibility for…

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Heritage Open Days 2015

Saturday 12th September, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of England’s fantastic architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  All are warmly welcome to visit and view this Victorian Gothic gem on Mount Dinham just outside the…

Read more
HOD & Welcome to our new Curate

Sunday 13th September, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of England’s fantastic architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  There will be Low Mass at 10.45am. All are warmly welcome to visit and view this Victorian Gothic…

Read more
Junior Scholarship Audition & Open Choir Practice

Tuesday 15th September at 7pm sees an Open Choir Practice for anyone interested in singing a wide variety of sacred choral music in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with the rather good choir at St Mike’s. But specifically, up to three…

Read more
Senior Scholarship Audition & Open Choir Practice

Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm sees an Open Choir Practice for anyone interested in singing a wide variety of sacred choral music in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with the rather good choir at St Mike’s. But specifically, we hope to…

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Michaelmas 2015

Tuesday evening, 29 September, at 7.30pm – Please join us for our Patronal Festival at which our guest preacher will be the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson, recently retired Archdeacon of Barnstaple. Procession, Sung Mass and Bring & Share Party to celebrate Michaelmas,…

Read more
St Michael’s Lecture – September 2015

Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture. The Venerable David Gunn-Johnson, recently retired Archdeacon of Barnstaple, considers Crusader Spirituality, 11th Century Radicalisation, and any lessons for or parallels with our times. Everyone is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures and…

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St Michael’s Lecture – October 2015

Wednesday 21st October at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture. Idir Ouahes, a PhD student in the History Department of the University of Exeter researching the French Mandate rule in Lebanon & Syria, will discuss “Christians in Syria”. Everyone is warmly welcomed to the…

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St Michael’s Lecture – November 2015

Wednesday 25th November at 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture. Are we now a Religiously Illiterate Society? asks Graham Langtree. Everyone is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures and admission is FREE (with a voluntary retiring collection).  They are followed by discussion and…

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