Services

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…

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…

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 :…

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…

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…

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: Lully, Lullay, by Graham Keitch. ... Read more

Bountiful Table


Community, Music, Services
Bountiful Table
2
Feb
2020

The Bountiful Table is held on the first Sunday of each month after 11am Sung Mass, at about 12noon – Sunday 2nd February – Candlemas. (No Bountiful Table in January.) An opportunity to bring and buy Baking, Preserves & Produce. while sharing a cup of Tea or Coffee and friendly conversation…

Past Events for Services

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. ...

Gaudete Sunday – Advent III


Music, Services
Gaudete Sunday – Advent III
15
Dec
2019

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is known 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…

Santa Lucia Day Celebration


Community, Music, Services
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


Community, Music, Services
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…

Advent Sunday


Music, Services
Advent Sunday
1
Dec
2019

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…

Christ the King


Music, Services
Christ the King
24
Nov
2019

Also traditionally known as Stir-up Sunday, from the Prayer Book Collect translated from Latin by Cranmer, and the making of Christmas puddings, the last Sunday before Advent is a celebration of Christ the King, Jesus as the just ruler over all the Universe. Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the…

Services in November


Community, Lectures, Music, Services
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…

Parish Lunch Club


Community, Music, Services
Parish Lunch Club
7
Nov
2019

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 7th November 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…

Requiem for All Souls’ Day


Community, Music, Services
Requiem for All Souls’ Day
3
Nov
2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019 Sung Requiem Mass, 6.00pm. (transferred from Sat 2nd Nov) All Souls’ Day is a special day of prayer for the dead, “The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed”, celebrated normally on 2nd November, the day after All Saints’ Day. A list of those to be remembered and prayed…

Services in October


Lectures, Music, Services
Services in October
27
Oct
2019

 Regular Services at St Michael’s are -  Tuesdays 6pm, Plainsong Vespers & Meditation. 7pm, Choir Practice. Wednesdays 9.30, Matins. 10am, Low Mass.  Thursdays, 6pm, Plainsong Vespers & Meditation Also Thursdays, 10.30am, Holy Eucharist at St David’s Church. Tue 22 Oct, 7pm for 7.30. Deanery Synod Meeting at St James’ Church, Mount Pleasant. Main…