Sunday 13th May, Sung Mass at 11am for Easter 7, the Sunday after Ascension. Hymns from New English Hymnal are 165 : 296 : 214. The Mass Setting is by Charles Wood (1866-1926) in the Dorian Mode, and the Motet “God is gone up” by Arthur Hutchings (1906-89). The Celebrant and Preacher is our Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie.
Again this week our Archbishops of Canterbury & York are asking all Christians, in the Church of England and all other Denominations, to pray for better Witness and Evangelism to people in our secular society under the banner #ThyKingdomCome, as we look to Pentecost.
On Sunday 17th May 2015 we had a special Anthem that might benefit from a little background information. It was a lively, modern (2009) setting by our then Director of Music, Alex West, of the remarkable poem “The Quip” by George Herbert (1593-1633), written as a witty riposte to those who jeered at him for giving up the comfortable life of a Cambridge academic to become priest and pastor to the village of Bemerton near Salisbury for the last 3 years of his short life.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB