Services

Sundays in February


Lectures, Music, Services
Sundays in February
23
Feb
2020

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:…

Ash Wednesday


Community, Music, Services
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…

Lenten Array 2020


Lectures, Music, Services
Lenten Array 2020
1
Mar
2020

The first three Sundays in Lent are as follows:- Sunday 1 March, Lent I. 11am Sung Mass. Cranmer’s Litany of 1544 in Procession. Hymns 383: 406. Missa de Angelis; Motet: Nolo mortem peccatoris, Morley.  Fr Dominic Cyrus. Sun 1 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong & Benediction. Byrd Responses. Ps 50:1-15. Hymn 377.…

Parish Lunch Club


Community, Music, Services
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


Community, Music, Services
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


Community, Music, Services
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


Community, Music, Services
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…

Passion Sunday


Music, Services
Passion Sunday
29
Mar
2020

Sunday 29th March, Sung Mass at 11am. The Penitential nature of Lent becomes more intense with the Veiling of all the Crosses and Statues in the Church. The Celebrant and Preacher at Mass is Fr Nigel Guthrie. Music – Hymns 79, 137, 83. Setting Mass for four voices, Byrd. Motet God…

Easter Day


Community, Music, Services
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 Services

Candlemas


Community, Music, Services
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…

Epiphany III


Music, Services
Epiphany III
26
Jan
2020

Sunday 26th January 2020, Sung Mass at 11am, with Celebrant Fr Nigel Guthrie and Preacher Reader Howard Friend. The Gospel Reading is the Call of the first Disciples of Jesus. Hymns: 36: 302: 57. Setting: Mass in F, by Charles Wood (rather than Darke). Motet: Sicut Cervus, by Palestrina –…

Epiphany II


Music, Services
Epiphany II
19
Jan
2020

Sunday 19th January 2020, Sung Mass at 11am. Our Celebrant and Preacher is Fr Dominic Cyrus, Vice-Principal of South West Ministry Training Course. Hymns: 55: 294: 467. Setting: Missa Sancti Nicolai, by Nicholson. Motet: The Lamb, by Tavener – Jesus is the Lamb of God. On this Sunday in 2016 we remembered…

Baptism of Christ


Music, Services
Baptism of Christ
12
Jan
2020

Sunday 12th January, our Sung Mass at 11am celebrates the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. Come and sing the Plainsong Propers and 3 splendid hymns – 56: 495: 58.  Setting: Missa l’Hora passa, by Viadana.  Motet: Guided by a shining star, by Graham Keitch (instead…

Feast of the Epiphany


Community, Music, Services
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 I


Music, Services
Christmas I
29
Dec
2019

As we approach the end of 2019, on Sunday 29th December we have Sung Mass at 11am remembering the Holy Family and their Flight into Egypt because of the envy & self-interest of Herod. Our celebrant and preacher once again is our friend Fr Dominic Cyrus and we thank him…

Christmas Day


Community, Music, Services
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


Community, Music, Services
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…

Advent IV


Music, Services
Advent IV
22
Dec
2019

Sunday 22nd December at 11am, Sung Mass.  As we light the 4th Candle on the Advent Wreath, the Readings, Hymns and choir music direct our thoughts to Mary. The Celebrant & Preacher will be Fr Dominic Cyrus. Music is Hymns 21: 57: 186. Missa Brevissima, by Casciolini. Ave Maria, by Arcadelt. Music…

Carol Service at St David’s Church


Community, Music, Services
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. ...