Easter Vigil Mass

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

Easter Eve, Saturday 20th April at 8pm, our Easter Vigil, Preparation of Paschal Candles & first Mass of Easter, for the whole Parish.

This beautiful and atmospheric service takes us from darkness into light, reversing the sadness of yesterday’s Tenebrae with the good news of Christ’s Resurrection. We celebrate with Ceremonies at the Font, the Blessing of the New Fire and Lighting of The Paschal Candle, Sung Exsultet, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and First Mass of Easter.

Hymn: Light’s Glittering Morn  (Words, possibly 4th Century (Aurora lucis rutilat); translated from Latin to English by John M Neale in 1851)

The Mass Setting is by Harold Darke in EC & F, and the Motet “Ex ore innocentium” by John Ireland.

This service is followed at about 9.30pm by a Bring&Share, Sweet or Savoury, Buffet Party.


In 2018 we sang the triumphal Stanford in C & F, and the Motet “Since by man came death, by Man came also the Resurrection”, a chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Oratorio “The Messiah”.

2016 – Mass Setting Mass in C & F by C V Stanford. Motet: Out of the stillness, by Richard Shephard, words by Dean Jonathan Draper.

2015:- Mass Setting: Fitzwilliam Mass, Alex West, Anthem: Lift up your heads, Handel from Messiah


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB