January 2018

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

Welcome to a New Year at St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, and a significant one in at least 2 respects.

First, our new Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie, arrives – his Induction & Installation Service is at St David’s Church on Tuesday 16th January at 7.30pm. Please make every effort to attend – there will be much ceremonial, symbolism and prayer, a combined choir, and hopefully some good refreshments.

Secondly, 2018 is our Sesquicentenary Year at St Michael’s – Michaelmas 2018 will be 150 years since our beautiful church was consecrated to the Glory of God and to His service in this special part of Exeter. We hope and pray we can continue our Victorian forefathers’ vision in varied activities of celebration, service and stewardship.

Meanwhile here’s a summary of our Sunday services – the Music List after Epiphany is now finalised.

Sunday 21st January Epiphany III. Sung Mass 10.45am. Fr Christopher. Hymns 48 : 36 : 235 (changed from original draft). Viadana, Missa L’Hora Passa. Durufle, Ubi Caritas et Amor, Deus ibi est. (As of 14 Jan, still looking for an Organist, but Mass & Motet are unaccompanied.)

Sunday 28th January Septuagesima (as Easter is rather early this year). Sung Mass at 10.45am celebrated by Ven David Gunn-Johnson. Hymns 377 : 433 : 339.  Stanford, Mass in C&F. Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem. (As of 14 Jan, still looking for an Organist to play these.)

Please Note that from Sunday 4th February, Fr Nigel Guthrie has requested and the DCC has agreed that Sung Mass will start at 11am, so that he has more opportunity to be present with us at St Michael’s as well as with the congregation at St David’s. We hope this is not too inconvenient for anyone.

Sunday 7th January EPIPHANY 10.45am Sung Mass. Hymns: 50 : 47 : 49. Setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera by Palestrina. Motet: There Shall a Star, by Mendelssohn.  Being the first Sunday of the Month, there is also 6pm Evensong & Benediction. Responses: Radcliffe. Psalm: 98. Office Hymn: 52. Canticles: Gibbons Short Service. Anthem: The Lamb, by John Tavener. O salutaris: 269. Tantum Ergo: 268.

Sunday 14th January Epiphany II (since 7 Jan was also Epiphany I). Sung Mass 10.45am celebrated by Fr Christopher. Hymns 56: 362 : 393.  Kenneth Leighton, Mass in D. Palestrina, Sicut Cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum.

Music List


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB