News! St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, is a Pokestop in the #PokemonGO game. So please visit us, and if we’re open come in and have a look around. We have some interesting characters of our own. We also have a topical Lecture and Organ & Theremin Recitals in July & August; please check Events/twitter for any updates.
Sung Masses and monthly Evensongs continue with reduced resources over the Summer. We hope you can join us in worship, prayer and fellowship.
Our 2 juvenile peregrine falcons have fledged and should spend the next few months around the Church with the adults learning to fly confidently and hunt for themselves before dispersing to try and find their own territory late in the Autumn – any donations to help with the cost of streaming video from their nest box to the website over the past 4 months would be welcome. Thank you.
As we reach the end of the University year, we say thanks & farewell to Michael, our Tenor Choral Scholar, as he graduates and leaves Exeter. We hope that Saffron, Miranda and Amy will continue with us in September.
Sunday, 3rd July, Trinity VI, may be kept as the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle. 10.45am Solemn Sung Mass. Setting: Mass in the Dorian Mode, by Thomas Tallis (c.1505-85). Motet: The Call, by Richard Lloyd (b.1933), a setting of the 1633 poem by George Herbert:-
Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life; Such a Way as gives us breath, Such a Truth as ends all strife, Such a Life as killeth death.
Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength; Such a Light as shows a Feast, Such a Feast as mends in length, Such a Strength as makes his guest.
Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart; Such a Joy as none can move, Such a Love as none can part, Such a Heart as joys in love.
Sunday 3 July, Trinity VI, 6pm Evensong and Benediction. Responses: Tallis. Psalm: 65. Office Hymn: 241. Canticles: Short Service, by Tallis. Anthem: O Lord the Maker of All Thing, by William Mundy (1529-91).
Sun 10 July, Trinity VII. 10.45am. Setting: Mass in D, by Kenneth Leighton (1929-88). Motet: Ubi Caritas et Amor Deus ibi est, by Maurice Duruflé (1902-86).
Thu 14 July, now at 6.00pm. CBS Plainsong Mass commemorating John Keble (1792-1866), Poet, Priest & Founder of the Oxford Movement.
Sun 17 July, Trinity VIII. 10.45am. Setting: Missa Entre Vous Filles, by Orlando de Lassus (1532-94). Motet: Jesu the very thought of Thee, by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946).
Wed 20 July at 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture. Orthodoxy & Plurality, a Great and Holy Council. Fr Peter Scorer, Protodeacon of the Orthodox Church in Exeter will speak about issues facing the current pan-Orthodox Council.
Friday 22 July at 1pm. A Lunchtime Organ Recital by Jan Hage from Utrecht Cathedral. Free with retiring collection. Please support.
Sun 24 July, Trinity IX. 10.45am. Setting: Mass in A minor, by Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760). Motet: Hear My Prayer, O God, by Adrian Batten (1591-1637).
Sun 31 July, Trinity X. 10.45am. Setting: Mass in E flat, by Basil Harwood (1859-1949). Motet: Be Thou My Vision, by Bob Chilcott (b1955).
(Music for these last 2 Sundays of July may be altered depending on availability of voices.)
Tuesday & Thursday Vespers have a break for August. Except for Thu 4 Aug at 6.15pm. CBS Plainsong Mass for St John Mary Vianney, Curé D’Ars (1786-1859).
Wednesday 10 August at 7.30 pm. Recital by Olesya Rostovskaya of music for the Theremin. Please support what could be the first ever Theremin concert in Exeter.
Monday 15 August, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 7.30pm Sung Mass. Setting: Missa Super Dixit Maria, by German composer Hans Leo Haßler (1564-1612). Motet: Ave Maria, attr. Franco-Flemish Jacob Arcadelt (1505-68).