February this year starts with Candlemas and ends with Ash Wednesday on the 26th starting Lent; there’s plenty of good Liturgy and Music to celebrate and enjoy as we follow mainly the Gospel of St Matthew in Year A of he Lectionary.
Sun 23 Feb, Quinquagesima/Transfiguration. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 494: 234: 443. Setting: Little Organ Mass, Haydn. Motet: O nata lux, Tallis.
Wed 26 Feb, 7.30pm. Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday. Hymns: 67: 70: 84. Setting: Missa Brevis, Lotti. Motet: Miserere Mei, Lassus.
Thursday 27th February titled The First English Christians: Bede and his Ecclesiastical History of the English People will introduce the book being considered by this year’s Lent reading group, which will meet at 7 pm. on Thursdays in Lent.
Sat 29 Feb, 9.30am. Men’s Breakfast at the Farmers’ Union.
Sun 1 March, Lent I, St David. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns Litany: 383: 406. Setting: Missa de Angelis Plainsong. Motet: Nolo mortem peccatoris, Morley.
6pm Sun 1 Mar, Choral Evensong & Benediction. Responses Byrd. Psalm 50:1-15. Hymn 377. Canticles: Walmisley in D minor. Anthem: If ye love me, Wilby. O Salutaris 269, Tantum Ergo 268. Please support.
Sun 2 Feb, Candlemas. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns 439, 408, 44. Stanford in C&F. Nunc Dimittis in B flat. From 12noon the Bountiful Table of Bakes, Preserves & Produce for Church Funds.
Sun 2 Feb, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Reading Responses. Hymn 475. Psalm 122 & 132. Stanford in B flat. Anthem: When to the Temple Mary went, by Eccard (rather than O Nata Lux, Lauridsen). O salutaris & Tantum Ergo.
Sun 9 Feb, Epiphany V/Septuagesima. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 466, 302, 349. Mass in E, Darke. Motet: The Father’s Love, Simon Lole. C & P Fr Dominic Cyrus.
Sun 16 Feb, Sexagesima. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 433: 355: 368. Setting: Mass in F, Rheinberger. Motet: Since by man came death, Handel Messiah.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB