September 2017 at St Michael’s

Owing to the sad departure of our Director of Music, the Music will be less varied than usual and mainly a cappella. But we are hugely grateful that our Organist, Dr Nigel Browne, has kindly agreed to ‘keep playing and carry on’ for most Services and conduct us. Please pray for, and support, St Michael’s at this difficult time.

Sung Vespers & Meditation on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm.

Choir Practices continue on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Matins & Low Mass are said at 9.30/10am on Wednesdays.

Communion is also celebrated at St David’s Church at 10.30am on Thursdays.

All are welcome to services and events at St Michael’s.

Sat 2 Sept at 2pm at Exeter & Devon Crematorium – a Service of Remembrance (phone 01392 496333 to request a name to be remembered aloud).

Sunday 3 September, Trinity XII, 10.45am Sung Mass. We welcome Ven David Gunn-Johnson, as our celebrant & preacher. Hymns: 390 (T493): 449: 366. Setting: Mass for Three Voices – Byrd. Motet: Ego sum panis vivus – Byrd.
Bountiful Table this morning – please continue to support our successful Bring&Buy produce stall.

Sun 3 Sept, 6pm, Evensong and Benediction. Led by Fr Christopher Durrant. Responses: Byrd. Psalm: 105 vv 1-15. Office Hymn: 248(ii). Canticles: Tallis Dorian Service. Anthem: Purge me, O Lord – Tallis. O salutaris: 269. Tantum Ergo: 268.

Saturday 9th September, Heritage Open Day 9am-6pm, and Devon Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride. Guided Tour of Mount Dinham & Church at 2.30pm with Richard Parker.

Sunday 10 September, Trinity XIII, 10.45am Mass. With Ven David Gunn-Johnson. Hymns: 338 : 439(i) : 79. Setting: Missa Brevis, Lotti. Motet: O Sacrum Convivium, Croce.
Also Heritage Open Day 10am-5pm, with Cream Teas for fund-raising from 3-5pm.

Thu 14 Sept at 6pm. CBS Mass for Holy Cross Day with Fr David Hastings.

Thu 14 Sept from 6.30pm starting in Northernhay Gardens, Richard Parker leads a 2 hour architectural history walk around central Exeter. Cost £7.

Sat 16 Sept at 11am. Nuptial Mass and Wedding of Terence Beverton & Analyn Castro-Perez.

Sun 17 Sept, Trinity XIV, 10.45am Mass. Fr Christopher. Hymns: 477 : 295 : 431. Setting: Missa L’hora Passa, Viadana. Motet: Exsultate Justi, Viadana.

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Sep. Exhibition at St Stephen’s on the High Street, from 11-4, 6pm on Thurs. Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals 1914-19.

Sun 24 Sept, Trinity XV, 10.45am Mass. Fr Christopher with Bill Pattinson preaching. Hymns: 335 : 74 : 443. Setting: Mass in Phrygian mode, Wood. Motet: Jesu Dulcis Memoria, Wood.

Wed 27 Sept, 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture. We welcome Dr Felix Flicker, a Research Fellow in Physics at New College Oxford. His intriguing title is “Paradoxes: Jokes, Riddles, Zen Buddhist Kohns, and some Questions in Theoretical Physics.” Come & be enlightened!

Friday 29th September is Michaelmas and we have our Festival Sung Mass at 7.30pm. All are most welcome to this service, which is followed by a Bring & Share Party – please join us. Our guest preacher is Fr Peter March. Hymns: 191 (T238) : 190(ii) : 193. Setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina. Motet: Exsultate Justi, Viadana. Owing to the sad departure of our Director of Music and our Organist having a family commitment, the Music this year will be less flamboyant than usual. But we are hugely grateful that John Draisey has kindly agreed to play for the Service and conduct us.

Sun 1 October, Trinity XVI,10.45am Sung Mass & Bountiful Table. Fr Christopher.

Sun 1 Oct, 6pm, Choral Evensong and Benediction.

Advanced Notice. For 3 Wednesdays in October (11th, 18th & 25th) Oliver Nicholson will lead a Reading Group at St Michael’s Church exploring of the writings of Egeria, an Early Christian Pilgrim. Egeria was a religious lady who spent the years 381 to 384 AD in the Holy Land and visiting the Desert Fathers of Egypt. She wrote an extensive account of her travels to ‘her dear sisters’ back home in what is now the south of France; her pilgrimage has been described as ‘biblical commentary written with the feet’. The group will meet at 7.15pm on three Wednesday evenings in October (11th, 18th & 25th) to talk about her travels. Copies of the excellent translation by Canon John Wilkinson will be available for purchase on the first evening (October 11th), when Oliver will introduce the topic of Egeria and early Christian pilgrimage in general. Folk who are going on the Holy Land pilgrimage in April 2018 might find this of particular interest.
Feast Day or ordinary, you’re always welcome at St Michael’s.

Richard Barnes