In 2020 Sunday 16th August will be kept as the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven with Mass at 11am celebrated by Fr Nigel Mason, Chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter. Current Covid-19 precautions will be in place with hand sanitisers, marked spaced seating, Communion (wafer omly) brought to the pews, and preferably a face covering worn. There will be a Cantor & Organist but no other singing allowed.
In 2019 we went to Mary Tavy near Tavistock to sing for this Feast with their Curate Fr Steve Martin and Canon Chris Palmer of Exeter Cathedral.
In 2016 the Church of St Michael & All Angels celebrated this Feast, of the Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of her earthly life, on Monday 15th August with a Solemn Sung Mass at 7.30pm. Missa “Dixit Maria” by Hans Leo Haßler and Motet “Ave Maria” attributed to Jacob Arcadelt.
In 2015 the Feast was transferred to Sunday 16th August with Solemn Sung Mass at 10.45am; the Setting was the beautiful Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd, and the Motet a setting of “Ave Maria gratia plena” attributed to the 16th century Flemish composer Jacob Arcadelt.
On a Choir trip in 2012, we celebrated this glorious Feast with the Choir & congregation of Fulda Cathedral, Hesse, Germany.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB