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 Church of England, the aim of CBS is to be a confraternity (brotherhood) of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
All are welcome to join in this Communion Service in the St Clement Chapel, North Transept. It is usually sung to simple plainsong, with Propers of the Feast and Hymns. Fr David Hastings, Superior of the St Clement’s Ward of CBS in Exeter, will normally be the Celebrant. CBS Masses at 6pm for 2017 are:-
Tuesday 17th January – St Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot (356)
Thursday 23rd February – St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr (c.155)
Tuesday 7th March – Saints Perpetua & Felicity, Martyrs at Carthage (203)
Tuesday 25th April – St Mark the Evangelist
Tuesday 23rd May – Rogation Day
Thursday29th June – Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles
Tuesday 11th July – St Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism (c.550)
There is no CBS Mass in August, nor any Vespers.
Thursday 14th September - Holy Cross Day
Tuesday 10th October – St Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary (644)
Thursday 23rd November St Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr (c.100)
Thursday 7th December – St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith (397)
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB