February 2018 at St Michael’s

First some important ‘Admin’ issues:-
Please bring last year’s Palm Crosses to Church so that they can be turned into ash for Ash Wednesday – there is a basket at the back of the Nave.

Our new Vicar, Fr Nigel Guthrie, has requested that Sunday Mass start at 11am, so that he can lead worship at both St David’s & St Michael’s when necessary and get to know both congregations.
Fr Christopher Durrant will be on a placement at Silverton from Sun 18 Feb for 6 weeks gaining experience working in a different type of Parish – we wish him well. He will be back just in time for Holy Week with us.

This beautiful church of St Michael’s Mount Dinham was consecrated to the Glory of God on 29 September 1868, so this year sees its 150th Anniversary. Can we use this Sesquicentenary Year to encourage more people to visit, support and share with us in the activity and worship that takes place here? Come and See!
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Thanks to all who have persevered with us through the past few months; visiting clergy & Fr Christopher, servers, our small but faithful congregation and those who visit occasionally, the rota of Organists and the choir that has kept singing and carried on, organised by Amy. We could do with a few more voices as we approach Lent & Holy Week. Come and Sing!

The Shepherds have returned to their flocks. The Geeks from the East have come with their Gifts and changed their understanding of power. The world thinks Christmas is all over. But it’s not all over until the old man sings Nunc Dimittis and the prophetess sees Jesus & Mary in the Temple at Candlemas. Come and Worship!
Fri 2 February at 7.30pm, 40 days after Christmas, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Candlemas. Mass in C – John Ireland. When to the Temple Mary went – Johannes Eccard. Fr Christopher Durrant.

Sun 4 Feb, Sexagesima, 11am Sung Mass. Mass in F – Harris. Our Conversation is in Heaven – Exeter born Walter Gilbert (1829-1910).
Sun 4 Feb at 6pm, Choral Evensong & Benediction. Smith Responses: Ps 65, Hymn 243. Sumsion in G. Abendlied – Rheinberger.

Thu 8 Feb at 12noon – Parish Lunch Club at Exeter College’s @34 Restaurant; sign up lists in both our churches.

Sun 11 Feb, Quiquagesima/Lent-1. 11am. Mass in F – Sumsion. O Lord increase our faith – Loosemore. Fr Nigel Guthrie.

Tue 13 Feb. 6pm Vespers. 7pm Choir Practice. 8.15pm Pancakes!

Wed 14 Feb. Ash Wednesday. Services Morning & Evening with Imposition of Ashes.
9.30am Matins. 10am Low Mass.
7.30pm Sung Mass. Tallis Dorian Mode. Lord, let me know mine end – Greene.
Ash selfie
Sun 18 Feb, Lent I. 11am Mass. Cranmer’s Litany of 1544. Byrd 4. O Lord Thou art my God – Exeter composer Kellow Pye (1812-1901). NG

Wed 21 Feb, 6pm and each Wednesday in Lent, Stations of the Cross are prayed. Please join us for this seasonal devotion which lasts about 45mins. You may like to stay for…

Wed 21 Feb, 7.00-8.15pm. Lent Reading Group in church with Oliver Nicholson looking at the 4th century best-seller, the Life of St Antony. All welcome.

Sat 24 Feb, 9.30am. Men’s Breakfast at the Farmers’ Union by the Queen’s Street Clock Tower.

Sun 25 Feb, Lent II. 11am. Plainsong Missa de Angelis. Purge me, O Lord – Tallis. Ven David Gunn-Johnson.

Wed 28 Feb, 7pm. Lent Reading Group continues; also 3 Wednesdays in March.

Sun 4 Mar, Lent III. 11am. Missa brevis – Lotti. God so loved the world – Stainer. NG
Sun 4 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong & Benediction. NG

Richard Barnes. 28 Jan 2018.