We are pleased that St Michael’s Church is open for public worship on Wednesday and Sunday Mornings. All are welcome, but please continue to observe Covid-19 Guidance.
Special provisions to keep worshipers as safe as possible include hand sanitizers, seating spaced at 2 metre, Communion (wafer only) given by the priest to the people in the pews. The latest rule is thatwearing a face mask/covering will be mandatory from Sun 9 Aug.
Services will be simpler with no Choir or congregational singing, but with a Cantor & Organist on Sundays. No uesday & Thursday Vespers during August.
‘One-way’ system – please enter at the South-west door as usual. Toilet available if needed. Sorry, no refreshments. Sit in a marked pew seat. Exit by Choir Vestry door near the statue of Our Lady.
Please do not attend church if you are feeling ill or are shielding or vulnerable. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Our PEWSHEET with Notices, Propers & Hymn links will be on the “BAR” below, and SundayReadings linked here.
We will stream Matins or Mass on Wednesday mornings on the “Friends of St Michael’s” Facebook page.
The Sung Services we would have had are given below for Reference. Sung Sunday Propers will also be posted on our Facebook page.
We are delighted to welcome back Frs Nigel Mason and Dominic Cyrus to celebrate Mass with us this month.
Wed 5 Aug, Church Closed, for installing new Hearing Loop and Sound System. Matins on Facebook only. Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642.
Sun 9 Aug, Feast of the Transfiguration (transf from 6 Aug). 11am Mass, with Fr Nigel Mason and Cantor. Face mask/covering required. [Hymns 433: 345: 146.]
Wed 12 Aug, 9.30 Matins, but No Mass.
Sun 16 Aug, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transf from 15 Aug). 11am Mass, with Fr Nigel Mason and Cantor. [Hymns 185: 302: 480.]
Wed 19 Aug, 9.30 Matins, 10am Low Mass.
Sun 23 Aug, Trinity XI, 11am Mass, with Fr Dominic Cyrus and Cantor. [Hymns 333: 311: 271.]
Wed 26 Aug, 9.30 Matins, 10am Low Mass.
Sun 30 Aug, Trinity XII 11am Mass, with Cantor. [Hymns 205: 307: 471.]
Sun 2 Aug, Trinity VIII. 11am Mass, with Fr Nigel Mason and Cantor. [Hymns 408: 296: 339 on Pewsheet. Merbecke each week.]
John Merbecke’s The Booke of Common Praier Noted was commissioned by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and published in 1550, but the huge liturgical changes under Edward VI & Mary I meant the music fell from use until revived in the mid-19th century.
[6pm Evensong & Benediction. Reading Responses. Psalm 108. Hymn 244. Canticles: Stanford in B flat. Anthem: Evening Hymn, by Balfour Gardiner. Plainsong, O Salutaris, Tantum ergo, Ps 117. Reminds us just what we have been and still are missing.]
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB