As we approach our 150th Anniversary, St Michael’s Church on Mount Dinham will be open to visitors all day on the following 4 dates (times provisional).
Saturday 8th September the Church will be open from 8am-6pm. This is the day of the Annual Ride & Stride sponsored event for Devon Historic Churches Trust, and we look forward to welcoming you. Light refreshments available & Produce Stall. At 3pm raptor expert Nick Dixon talks about the Peregrine Falcons that are such a special feature of St Michael’s. Explore our Heritage Exhibition. Also at 7.50am the Deanery Prayer Walk starts from St Michael’s.
Sunday 9th September St Michael’s will be open 10am-5.30pm, with our Sung Mass at 11am – all welcome. From 3pm-5pm we shall be offering Cream Teas as a fund-raiser for Church upkeep, accompanied by Victorian Parlour Songs, Organ and Piano Music. Light refreshments available & Produce Stall.
Saturday 15th September 10am-4.30pm, join us at St Michael’s for the annual celebration of Exeter’s amazing architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days. All are warmly invited to visit and view this Victorian Gothic gem on Mount Dinham just outside the City Walls across the Iron Bridge. There will be a Guided Tour of the Church and Mount Dinham at 3.00pm with renowned architectural historian Richard Parker. Light refreshments available all day.
Sunday 16th September 10am-1pm, as part of Exeter’s Heritage Open Days, another chance to come and explore the 150 year old legacy of Victorian philanthropy – the Mount Dinham development of Tea Merchant John Dinham, and the Church built in 1868 in his memory and to the glory of God by guano trader William Gibbs of Tyntesfield, architect Major Rohde Hawkins and St David’s Vicar Theophilus Toye. Sung Mass at 11am.
N.B. We celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of St Michael’s on Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th September – Michaelmas.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB