April 2018 at St Michael’s

Ideas for St Michael’s 150th Anniversary

If you have special memories or photos of St Michael’s over the years, please let us know. It would be good to compile some articles and a display for our Sesquicentenary celebrations in September. Also if you have ideas how best to celebrate it.
At the recent St Michael’s District Church Council Meeting, Richard Parker, Amy Down and Richard Barnes agreed to co-ordinate Events for the 150th Anniversary.
We hope these might include:-
Devon Historic Churches Trust Ride&Stride and Heritage Open Days on Sat 8th/Sun 9th September, with Exhibition and Talks.
A 150th Anniversary Dinner.
Reconstruction of an original Service at St Michael’s – Music, Liturgy, even the Sermon!
Michaelmas itself is Saturday 29th September – a Thanksgiving Mass.
Pageant involving our local Schools with a Victorian theme.
Come&Sing Performance. Perhaps “Ein deutsches Requiem” composed by Brahms in 1868, including ‘How lovely are Thy dwellings fair’.

Meanwhile, please pray for our continuing life & mission, and support your church with your time, talents and giving.

A Happy & Joyful Easter to & from all at St Michael’s. Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed. Alleluia!
Some April Events at St Michael’s
Sun 8 Apr Low Sunday 11am Sung Mass – Fr Christopher Durrant – Palestrina
Mon 9 Apr Feast of the Annunciation (transferred) 6pm Sung Mass (please note the time)
PLEASE NOTE CHange of Date for Annual Parish Church Meeting at St David’s Church. Now Mon 30 Apr 7pm.
Sun 15 Apr Easter 3/II 11am Sung Mass – Fr Nigel Guthrie – Harris in F
Sun 22 Apr Easter 4/III Good Shepherd Sunday 11am A cappella Mass – Byrd 4
Sat 28 Apr 9.30am Men’s Breakfast – check in church/on line for venue
Sun 29 Apr Easter 5/IV 11am Sung Mass – Sermon B ill Pattinson – Darke on F
NEW DATE Mon 30 Apr 7pm Annual Parish Church Meeting at St David’s Church. All welcome
Sun 6 May Rogation Sunday 11am Sung Mass & Procession, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction

Regular pattern of Worship at St Michael’s.
Sundays 11am-12.05 – Sung Mass, followed by Refreshments. Bountiful Table of preserves, cakes etc. each 1st Sunday of the month.
Sunday 6-7pm (1st Sunday of the month, but not Apr 1st ) – Choral Evensong & Benediction.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-6.40pm (except in August) – Plainsong Vespers & silent meditation.
Tuesdays 7-8.30pm – Choir Practice. We need more voices in the Choir; we have experienced singers in all parts, so you don’t need to sight-read or sing solo – it’s more about listening, blending and following the conductor.
Wednesdays 9.30am – BCP Matins. 10am – Said Mass.
Thursdays at St David’s Church at 10.30am – Holy Communion followed by Refreshments.

All are welcome at St Michael’s, where worship is traditional, music is excellent and people are friendly. Please join us.
Richard Barnes.