St Michael’s Diaspora
Over the years, St Michael’s Mount Dinham has drawn to itself a diverse group of sometimes extraordinary people with a wide range of religious and other views. St Michael’s has been well-known for its faithful preservation of Anglo-Catholic ritual through liturgy and music, an atmosphere both festive and reverential and for hearty celebrations and events.
The Church building itself sits within the geographical parish of St David’s. However, the broader community of St Michael’s has often been described as a “diaspora” because it includes worshipers and supporters not only from Exeter and the surrounding area, but from further across the South West region, other parts of the United Kingdom and even across the globe.
Through a common heartfelt association with St Michael’s, you will find a warm welcome, respect, support and the love of God for everyone, wherever we are on our spiritual journey.
Throughout the year, special Feast Days, services and events draw together members of the wider St Michael’s community from far afield. This wider community is much more than those who are able to regularly worship onsite. Thanks to the digital age and new ways of connecting through the pandemic, St Michael’s diaspora has been able to keep in touch with this Church and its wider community of supporters online.
Many have joined in regular worship through the live streaming of services online, including and perhaps unique to St Michael’s, the broadcasting of the evening service of Vespers, offered at 6:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the church.