~ St Michael’s offers you a very warm welcome ~
We hope your visit to this website and to the church inspires a sense of community and friendship, and an encounter with wonder and mystery.
The church lies just outside the city of Exeter’s ancient walls, within the county of Devon in the South West of England. In addition to the regular calendar of services, this church is traditionally 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, community celebration, music, story telling and meditation. We rejoice in the richness of this heritage in word, music and ritual. We are called to be an inclusive, welcoming, courageous and friendly community of faith, fellowship and service.
~ Online Communities ~
You can keep in touch with on the St Michael’s Mount Dinham Facebook Page, the Friends of St Michael’s Facebook Group and also on Twitter. The Parish Magazine, New Leaves, is shared with St David’s Church, Exeter and is linked on the Home page of this website.
~ Heritage and Music Projects ~
The Heritage & Music Development Group of St Michael’s has secured support from the National Heritage Lottery Fund to share the Music, Liturgy and Heritage of St Michael’s more widely.
Key projects included the installation and restoration of a historic pipe organ, a webcam on the Peregrine falcons’ nest within the spire, and the development of this multimedia website with designers from Yello Studios.
These were delivered with the community of St Michael’s along with a series of lectures, concerts and other outreach events. More information can be found throughout the pages of this website.
~ We are an inclusive church: we seek to offer a warm welcome to all people ~
We believe that all people are made in the image of God (Genesis 1 verse 26) and reflect the nature of God. We believe that God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ into the world not to condemn the world but to save it (John 3 verses 16-17).
We believe that the mission of Jesus was to show God’s welcome of everyone into the feast of the Kingdom, especially the marginalised, (which in Jesus’ day included women, people of different places and traditions, like Samaritans, and people suffering from mental and physical diseases and disabilities). This is our mission too.
We believe in a church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp the breadth, height and depth of the love of Jesus Christ.
We aim to give a warm welcome to people of all genders, sexualities, races, ages and abilities. People are not only welcome to worship in our church but also to hold positions of responsibility and leadership. We support Pride Exeter by coordinating a service to celebrate and pray for inclusion and equality in association with the Pride Event in the city.
We make practical provision in our church by providing wheelchair access, good lighting, large print books, sound system and hearing loop. We believe in an inclusive church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
We are delighted to share Jonathan Neale’s iconic photographic landscape of St Michael’s, below.
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”.