Events

Men’s Breakfast


Community, Music
Men’s Breakfast
26
Jan
2019

The next Men’s Breakfast, the first one of 2019, will be on Saturday 26th January in the Orangery at the Imperial from 9.00am – sign up/details in our churches, see Ian Smith, or just turn up. It’s during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. As usual this is the 4th…

Sundays in January


Lectures, Music, Services
Sundays in January
27
Jan
2019

These first few Sundays of 2019, we celebrate the Epiphany – the visit of the Wise Men with their Gifts for the Infant Jesus – and then follow the early Ministry of Jesus, his Baptism by his cousin John, the Wedding at Cana, and his reading in the Synagogue. The…

St Michael’s Lectures 2019


Lectures, Music
St Michael’s Lectures 2019
30
Jan
2019

Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 7.30pm. We welcome to the St MIchael’s Lectures Dr Darren Schreiber (Univ of Exeter) to talk about “The Neuroscience of Political and Religious Beliefs”. Everyone, of any faith or none, is warmly welcomed to the St Michael’s Lectures. Admission is FREE (with a voluntary retiring collection).…

Candlemas at Mary Tavy


Community, Music, Services
Candlemas at Mary Tavy
2
Feb
2019

Saturday 2 February, at St Mary’s Church, Mary Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9PE. 5pm Sung Mass for Candlemas with Fr Steven Martin and St Michael’s Choir. We sing Byrd 4-part Mass,  Eccard “When to the Temple Mary went” and a Nunc Dimittis as well as Congregational Hymns etc.. The important Feast…

Candlemas


Music, Services
Candlemas
3
Feb
2019

The important Feast of Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, takes place 40 days after Christmas (2nd Feb). But this year we transfer it to Sunday 3rd February,  with Sung Mass in the morning at 11am and Evensong & Benediction in the evening at 6pm. Visitors are…

Sundays in February


Lectures, Music, Services
Sundays in February
3
Feb
2019

After Candlemas there’s a long wait for Lent, with Ash Wednesday on 6th March, but there’s plenty of good Liturgy and Music to celebrate and enjoy as we follow mainly the Gospel of St Luke in Year C of he Lectionary. Sun 3 Feb, Candlemas (transferred from 2 Feb). 11am Sung…

Parish Lunch Club


Community, Music
Parish Lunch Club
7
Feb
2019

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 7th February taking place at  Exeter  College’s @34 Restaurant. All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate Lunch served for £10 or less. Exeter College’s @34 Restaurant is in the Laurence Building on the Hele…

Past Events

Feast of the Epiphany


Community, Music, Services
Feast of the Epiphany
6
Jan
2019

The first major Festival of 2019, the Feast of the Epiphany or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles (as the Book of Common Prayer has it), will be celebrated on Sunday 6th January. Mass will be sung at 11am and there will be Choral Evensong & Benediction at 6pm as…

Services in December


Community, Music, Services
Services in December
30
Dec
2018

There will be no weekday Masses for St Stephen, St John or Holy Innocents at St Michael’s – you might like to try the Cathedral, and St David’s Church will have Holy Communion on Thursday 27th Dec at 10.30am. And the final Service of 2018 will be Sun 30 Dec, Christmas…

Christmas Day


Community, Music, Services
Christmas Day
25
Dec
2018

Please join us on Christmas Day morning at 10.30am (half an hour earlier than usual – Turkey time!) for Sung Mass and Prayers at the Crib, as we greet the Baby Jesus. All are welcome at St Michael’s. Our Celebrant & preacher is Fr Christopher Durrant. Music for 2018 – Hymns:…

Midnight Mass


Community, Music, Services
Midnight Mass
24
Dec
2018

Visitor or regular, you will be most welcome to join us at 11pm on Christmas Eve as the Choir sings Carols, or at 11.30pm for the start of our joyful Midnight Mass of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sung Mass and Blessing of the Crib, by candlelight, with…

Gaudete Sunday – Advent III


Music, Services
Gaudete Sunday – Advent III
16
Dec
2018

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is kept as Gaudete Sunday, from the Introit words “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, and the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit. The Liturgical colour is ROSE RED for which we have a special set of Vestments. We sing Mass in Phrygian Mode by…

Swedish Choir – St Lucia Day


Community, Music, Services
Swedish Choir – St Lucia Day
13
Dec
2018

Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm. we are delighted to welcome Exeter’s Swedish community & choir for their Celebrations of St Lucia Day. This traditional pre-Christmas Festival will involve a Singing Procession with Candles, with special customs and saffron buns, bringing light to the darkest time of the year. All are welcome to…

Advent Procession and Carol Service


Community, Music, Services
Advent Procession and Carol Service
9
Dec
2018

The Advent Procession is on Sunday 9th December at 6pm. Prayers, Readings, Hymns, Carols and Candles illuminate the plainsong Great O Antiphons, which we also hear in the  Advent Hymn “O come, O come Emmanuel”, and culminate in a choral setting of the Magnificat. The final hymn is “Lo, he…

Advent Sunday


Music, Services
Advent Sunday
2
Dec
2018

Sung Mass and Litany at 11.00am. Advent Sunday is the start of the Christian Year; the Liturgical colour changes to PURPLE The Litany published by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1544 is the earliest officially authorized vernacular service in English.  The Litany is sung in Procession and the 1st candle of the…

University of Exeter Contemporary Choir


Community, Music
University of Exeter Contemporary Choir
1
Dec
2018

Saturday 1st December at 7pm, we are delighted to welcome University of Exeter Contemporary Choir to give their Christmas Concert at St Michael’s. With an exciting and varied programme of music from this large and enthusiastic choir, plus audience carols.  Admission is just £2, and there will be Refreshments and…

Exeter Chorale – Requiem


Community, Music
Exeter Chorale – Requiem
25
Nov
2018

Sunday 25th December at 4.30pm, Exeter Chorale with Musical Director Simon Dunbavand return to St Michael’s for a Tea-time Concert featuring two contrasting settings of the Requiem and 2 songs from local composer Peter Nickol. The “Missa pro Defunctis” by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso, published 1625, is on the cusp of…