Christmas & Epiphany at St Michael’s

There’s much to fit in as the Winter months cover the Christian seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany through to Candlemas, and we have Services and Events great and small to celebrate together. Please join us at St Michael’s as much as you can. All welcome, all loved by God.

Regular times:- Sunday Sung Mass 11am. Choir Practice 7-8.30pm Tuesdays – new singers always welcome. Vespers is sung Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm. Matins & Low Mass take place Wednesdays at 9.30/10am.

Sun 23 Dec, Advent IV. 11am Sung Mass. Missa Brevissima, Casciolini. Ave Maria, Arcadelt.

Mon 24 Dec. Christmas Eve. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass of the Nativity & Blessing of the Crib. Sumsion in F. O magnum mysterium, Keitch. At 11pm, the Choir will sing Carols from the Gallery or on Mt Dinham.

Tues 25 Dec. Christmas Day. N.B. 10.30am (Turkey time!). Sung Mass of the Nativity & Prayers at the Crib. Merbecke/Shaw. In dulci jubilo, Praetorius.

There will be no weekday Masses for St Stephen, St John or Holy Innocents at St Michael’s – you might like to try the Cathedral, or St David’s on Thursday at 10.30am..

Sun 30 Dec, Christmas I. 11am Sung Mass.

Sun 6 January 2019, Epiphany of the Lord. 11am Sung Mass. Wood in F. Whence is that goodly fragrance, Willcocks.
Sun 6 Jan, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Smith. Psalm 98 & 100. Stanford in C. Anthem: from Christus, Mendelssohn. O salutaris & Tantum Ergo, plainsong.

Sun 13 Jan, Baptism of the Lord. 11am Sung Mass. Missa l’Hora passa, Viadana. O Lord, give Thy Holy Spirit, Tallis.

Sun 20 Jan, Epiphany II. 11am Sung Mass. Rheinberger in F. New Year Carol, Britten.

Sat 26 Jan, 9am. Men’s Breakfast at The Imperial.

Sun 27 Jan, Epiphany III. 11am Sung Mass. Missa Sancti Nicolai, Nicholson. O sing joyfully, Batten.

Weds 30 Jan, 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture. Dr Darren Schreiber (Univ of Exeter) on “The Neuroscience of Political and Religious Beliefs”. All welcome, free entry, voluntary donations, refreshments & discussion.

Sun 3 February, Candlemas (transferred from 2 Feb). 11am Sung Mass. Stanford in C&F. Nunc Dimittis in B flat.
Sun 3 Feb, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Reading. Psalm 122 & 132. Stanford in B flat. Anthem: Hodie beata virgo, Byrd. O salutaris & Tantum Ergo.

Advance notice:- Weds 20 Feb, 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture. Prof Emma Loosley (Univ of Exeter) The Syrian Conflict: What is it Really about?

We are delighted to welcome Matt Clark as Organist and Harry Sullivan, Organ Scholar at the University Chapel, to share playing for our Services and Choir Practices.
Wishing you a peaceful & joyful Christmastide from all at St Michael’s Mount Dinham.

Richard Barnes