Good Friday Tenebrae

The ancient office of Tenebrae is traditionally Sung by the Choir of St Michael’s from the Gallery, in the evening by candle light.

This year, we share this archive recording of Tenebrae, with the late Revd Dr John Hughes officiating, from St Michael’s, on Good Friday of 2008. We await circumstances which allow us to fully open the church for all services on consecutive days.

Tenebrae is held during the three days preceding Easter Day, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, along the nave until there is complete darkness..

This is followed by a “strepitus” or “loud noise” near the end of the service, to signify the mortal death of Our Lord.



Tenebrae Recording from 2008, the Lamentations of Jeremiah


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