A warm welcome to St Michael & All Angels, Mount Dinham – the church lies just outside the city of Exeter’s ancient walls, within the county of Devon. In addition to the regular calendar of services, the church is also used for concerts, recitals, lectures and community events which you can find out about through this website’s music and events pages.
At St Michael’s 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, diverse, inclusive and friendly community of faith and service.
We are delighted to share Jonathan Neale’s recent landscape of St Michael’s, below, to illustrate this page. Jonathan writes of his work
“… best of all I love to see how light illuminates the beauty of creation, the way it warms rocks, glistens in the leaves, dances in the surf and as night falls watch it fade in the clouds”.
We hope your visit to St Michael’s and this website inspires a sense of community and friendship, and an encounter with wonder and mystery.
St Michael’s is home to a community of diverse Christians with a friendly, inclusive and supportive fellowship. Our members and visitors span a surprising range of ages and beliefs and come from the Exeter locality, across Devon, and further afield. You can keep in touch with St Michael’s on Facebook and Twitter. The Parish Magazine, New Leaves, is shared with St David’s Church, Exeter, and you can read the current and recent editions here.
We are delighted that Preb Nigel Guthrie has arrived from Crediton to be our new Vicar. St Michael’s church is also served by our Assistant Curates, Fr Christopher Durrant & Rev Alison Whiting, with occasional visiting priests. You may contact the clergy and other office-holders via our contact page.
After 6 years at St Michael’s as Vicar, Canon Tom Honey retired in January 2017 and we thank him for his ministry. Fr David Hastings also looked after the pastoral & liturgical life of St Michael’s as Honorary Assistant Priest 2012-15.
The late Canon John Thurmer who served this church for 24 years until January 2015 is deeply missed.
DISTRICT CHURCH COUNCIL & THE PARISH
St Michael & All Angels is a District Church whose council (the DCC) meets quarterly and reports to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St David with St Michael & All Angels, Exeter. The Parish is part of the Church of England Diocese of Exeter.
St Michael’s received Heritage Lottery Funding in 2012-5 to share its music and heritage more widely. Key projects carried through by the Heritage & Music Development Group were the installation and restoration of a historic pipe organ, the installation of a webcam on our Peregrine falcons’ nest and the creation of this website with designers from Yello Studio.
In 2015-6 we had a Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund project to deal with water ingress issues and replace and improve our guttering and rainwater goods.
We hope you enjoy finding out about our events, activities and church life, and the history of this unique corner of Exeter.
THE REVD DR JOHN HUGHES
We joined many individuals, communities and congregations across the country in mourning the death in June 2014 and remembering the life of the Revd Dr John Hughes, Dean of Jesus College Cambridge and former Curate of St Michael’s and this Parish. His obituary can be found via the main link at the foot of this text and more tributes are on our blog. The sermon at his funeral at Ely Cathedral can be read here, and his Burial Service at Kenton Church, here.