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Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice


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Shrove Tuesday Choir Practice
25
Feb
2020

On Shrove Tuesday, 25th February 2020, there is Vespers & Meditation at 6pm, our regular weekly Choir Practice from 7pm, and by 8.30pm we hope to be cooking and eating Pancakes at the back of the Church. As always, you are most welcome to visit and join us for pre-Lent Pancakes,…

Ash Wednesday


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Ash Wednesday
26
Feb
2020

Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent, is Wednesday 26th February this year. It is marked at St Michael’s with Matins & Low Mass in the morning at 9.30/10am and in the evening with Sung Mass and Imposition of Ashes at 7.30pm. As usual on a Wednesday, Matins will be said…

St Michael’s Lectures 2020


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St Michael’s Lectures 2020
27
Feb
2020

A lecture at 7.30 pm.  on Thursday 27th February entitled The Earliest English Christians: Four Ways of Reading Bede. Oliver Nicholson will introduce the book being covered by this year’s Lent reading group, which will meet at 7 pm. on Thursdays in Lent – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2.   Copies of the book…

Men’s Breakfast


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Men’s Breakfast
29
Feb
2020

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 29th February 2020 November, at the Farmers’ Union, Queen’s Terrace, near the Clock Tower, from 9.30am – sign up/details in our churches, see Ian Smith, or just turn up. There’s usually about a dozen of us. It’s usually the the 4th Saturday of…

Parish Lunch Club


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Parish Lunch Club
5
Mar
2020

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 5th March 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. Please sign up in advance with your menu choices on the lists…

Bountiful Table


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Bountiful Table
8
Mar
2020

The Bountiful Table is held on the first Sunday (usually) of each month after 11am Sung Mass, at about 12noon – Sunday 8th March – N.B. Second Sunday this month. An opportunity to bring and buy Baking, Preserves & Produce. while sharing a cup of Tea or Coffee and friendly conversation…

Mothering Sunday


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Mothering Sunday
22
Mar
2020

Mothering Sunday, or Laetare Sunday, with Sung Mass at 11am, is on 22nd March this year. It’s always a special day at St Michael’s and a moment of mid-Lent joy. Our Celebrant & Preacher is Fr Dominic Cyrus. The special set of Rose Red Vestments is used, posies of Spring flowers…

Feast of the Annunciation


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Feast of the Annunciation
25
Mar
2020

One of the few Feasts often to occur within Lent, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary this year will be celebrated at St Michael’s on Wednesday 25th March with Sung Mass at 7.30pm.  Our Celebrant will be Fr Nigel Guthrie.  N.B. This Wednesday there will be Matins at 9.30am…

Easter Day


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Easter Day
12
Apr
2020

Easter Sunday, 12th April at 11am, Festal Sung Mass and Blessing of the Easter Garden.   Our Celebrant and Preacher this joyous morning will be … . All at St Michael’s wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter. Christ is Risen; He is risen indeed! Alleluia! A “Day of Obligation” – a day…

Past Events for Community

Candlemas


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Candlemas
2
Feb
2020

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

Feast of the Epiphany


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Feast of the Epiphany
5
Jan
2020

The first major Festival of 2020, 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 5th January. Mass will be sung at 11am and there will be Choral Evensong & Benediction at 6pm as…

Christmas Day


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Christmas Day
25
Dec
2019

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 Dominic Cyrus. Music – Hymns: 24 :…

Midnight Mass


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Midnight Mass
24
Dec
2019

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…

St Michael’s Lectures 2019


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St Michael’s Lectures 2019
18
Dec
2019

Wednesday 18th December at 7.30 pm.  The Revd. Dr. Alastair Logan “In Search of Ancient Gnostics” Dr. Logan taught for many years in the Theology Department at Exeter University, and is the author of The Gnostics: Identifying an Early Christian Cult (2006)   A poster for Autumn 2019 can be found from the “bar” below…

Carol Service at St David’s Church


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Carol Service at St David’s Church
15
Dec
2019

Sunday 15th December at 6pm at St David’s Church, up St David’s Hill, there will be a traditional Carol Service of Readings, Poems, and Choir & Congregational Carols. All are welcome to this inspiring celebration of the Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus, with Seasonal Refreshments afterwards. ...

Santa Lucia Day Celebration


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Santa Lucia Day Celebration
13
Dec
2019

Friday 13th December at 7pm. we are delighted to welcome again 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…

Advent Procession and Carol Service


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Advent Procession and Carol Service
8
Dec
2019

The Advent Procession is on Sunday 8th 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…

Exeter Chorale – Haydn & Mozart


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Exeter Chorale –  Haydn & Mozart
24
Nov
2019

Exeter Chorale, directed by Simon Dunbavand, makes a welcome return to St Michael’s with a Tea-time Concert at 4.30pm on Sunday 24th November. The programme will showcase glorious sacred music by the great Baroque composers Haydn (1732-1809) and Mozart (1756-91). Haydn’s sparkling “Little Organ Mass” will be set among Choral Gems great…

Services in November


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Services in November
17
Nov
2019

Sunday Services and other Events during November 2019. Informed faith, traditional liturgy, fine music, friendly fellowship – all welcome, please join us. Also a good time for new singers to join the choir as we move towards December’s exciting Advent and Christmas music. Sun 17th Nov, 11am. Last after Trinity. Sung…