February 2019 at St Michael’s

Our thanks to all who helped with and came to our Christmas events here at St Michael’s, with Gifts of time, talents & love to worship God and serve neighbours. Particular thanks to the Darches and the Aplins for erecting & decorating the Christmas tree, assembling the Stable for the beautiful Nativity figures, and for floral decorations. A special joy at Epiphany was the visit of Alan J Taylor who designed and painted the Stable some 72 years ago!

After Candlemas there’s a long wait this year for Lent, with Ash Wednesday on 6th March and Easter Sunday very late at 21st April. Please join us at St Michael’s for worship, prayer & fellowship. All welcome, all loved by God.

Sat 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. Byrd 4, Parsons “Ave Maria”.

Sun 3 Feb, Candlemas (transferred from 2 Feb). 11am Sung Mass. Stanford in C&F. Nunc Dimittis in B flat. From 12noon the Bountiful Table of Bakes, Preserves & Produce for Church Funds.

Sun 3 Feb, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Reading. Psalm 122 & 132. Stanford in B flat. Anthem: Hodie beata virgo, Byrd. O salutaris & Tantum Ergo.

Thu 7 Feb at 12 noon, Parish Lunch Club at Exeter College @34 Restaurant – sign up in Church.

Sun 10 Feb, Epiphany V. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 345: 410: 433(om*). Mass in E, Darke. Motet: I will lift up mine eyes,by Ernest Walker.

Sun 17 Feb, Septuagesima. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 333: 294: 467. Mass in the Dorian mode, Tallis. Motet: Since by man came death, Handel Messiah.

Wed 20 Feb, 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture. Prof Emma Loosley (Univ of Exeter) The Syrian Conflict: What is it Really about?

Sat 23 Feb, 9am. Men’s Breakfast at the Imperial.

Sun 24 Feb, Sexagesima. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 466: 271: 393. Mass in F, Sumsion. Motet: Behold how good & joyful, by John Clarke-Whitfield.

Sun 3 March, Transfiguration Sunday. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 494: 234: 443. Little Organ Mass, Haydn. Motet: O nata lux, Tallis. From 12noon the Bountiful Table of Bakes, Preserves & Produce for Church Funds.
6pm Sun 3 Mar, Choral Evensong & Benediction will be sung by University of Exeter Chapel Choir. Please support.

Advance Notice – Sat 9 Mar, 7pm at Salvation Army Temple, Friars Gate, Exeter. Exeter Bach Society with Exeter Chorale and others sing St Matthew Passion. Tickets £15 in advance.

Wednesdays at 7pm, 13,20,27 Mar, 3,10 Apr, Lent Reading Group with Oliver Nicholson on St Cyprian, 3rd century Bishop & Martyr.

Other regular times:- Choir Practice 7-8.30pm Tuesdays – new singers always welcome. Plainsong Vespers & Meditation Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm. Matins & Low Mass Wednesdays at 9.30/10am.