150th Anniversary – Open Days September 2018

Hosted by: St Michael & All Angels

As we approach our 150th Anniversary, the church will be open to visitors for the following special events, offering a warm welcome and light refreshments to everyone.

• Sunday 16th September 10am-1.30pm

11am Sung Mass

12.30-1.30pm Talk on St Michael’s Pipe Organ by Neil Page, and a chance to play it.

We celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of St Michael’s on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September for Michaelmas. Please join us.


• Saturday 8th September, 8am-6pm

3pm  Raptor expert Nick Dixon talks about the Peregrine Falcons that are such a special feature of St Michael’s.

All day, explore our Heritage Exhibition, with historic vestments & photos. Explore the 150 year old legacy of Victorian philanthropy – the Mount Dinham development of Tea Merchant John Dinham, and the Church built in 1868 in his memory and to the glory of God by guano trader William Gibbs of Tyntesfield, architect Major Rohde Hawkins and St David’s Vicar Theophilus Toye.

Today also sees the Annual sponsored Ride & Stride event for Devon Historic Churches Trust, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Also at 7.50am the Deanery Prayer Walk starts from St Michael’s.

• Sunday 9th September, 10am-5.30pm

11am Sung Mass – all welcome

3pm – 5pm  Devon Cream Teas (£4)  accompanied by Victorian Parlour Songs, Organ and Piano Music.

• Saturday 15th September 10am-4.30pm

St Michael’s is part of the annual celebration of Exeter’s architecture and culture for the national Heritage Open Days.  All are warmly invited to visit and view this Victorian Gothic gem on Mount Dinham just outside the City Walls across the Iron Bridge.

3pm Guided Tour of the Church and Mount Dinham with renowned architectural historian Richard Parker.

Heritage Open Days - Our Event


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