We hope our 2 Peregrine chicks, both females this year, will be ready to fledge in mid-June, watch them online.
June this year has Lectures, Pentecost, Trinity, & Corpus Christi; But especially please put Sat 24th June in you Diaries for the St David’s Big Bash across St David’s Hill, with a Book Sale, Refreshments, Cream Teas, Music, Heritage & Peregrines at St Michael’s!
Thurs 1 June, at St Mary Steps Church, at 12noon – Interment of the Ashes of Canon John Thurmer.
Thursday 1 June at 7.45pm, we are delighted to welcome Dr Bruce Coleman, to distil his wide knowledge of Victorian History in a lecture in memory of Canon John Thurmer, entitled “The Oxford Movement in Church & Society.” Please support this event.
Sun 4 June Pentecost/Whitsunday, 10.45am. Sung Mass. Wood in F. Litany to the Holy Spirit – Herrick/Hurford. Celebrant is Ven David Gunn-Johnson. Also please bring and/or buy at the “Bountiful Table” after the service.
Sun 4 June 6pm Evensong & Benediction – Radcliffe Responses, Psalms 67, 133. Walmisley in D minor. God is a Spirit – Sterndale Bennett.
Also Sun 4 June, starting at 6.30pm, at Exeter Cathedral, the local #ThyKingdomCome Prayer Event hosted by Bishop Sarah with music led by the University Chapel Choir & St Andrew’s Cullompton’s worship group.
Sun 11 June Trinity Sunday 10.45am. Missa ‘O quam gloriosum’ – Victoria. Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas – Agazzari.
Thurs 15 June at 7.30pm, Corpus Christi. Sung Mass with Procession, witnessing to the presence of Jesus in the world. Byrd 4-part Mass & Ave verum corpus.
Fri 16 June at 12.30pm Funeral of Olive Folland, dear friend, stalwart member and bell-toller at St Michael’s for many years. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. All welcome.
Fri 16th – St Richard of Chichester, 1253, who wrote “O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother, May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly” – perhaps best known as the song “Day by day” from the 1970s musical Godspell.
Sat 17 June at 12 noon, Erika Borley, our Director of Music, and Stephen Wagstaff will be celebrating their Wedding. All members of the congregation are warmly invited to attend the service and to stay for cupcakes afterwards.
Sun 18 June Music Sunday 10.45am. Introit “Cantate Domino” by Pitoni. Missa Brevis ‘Laetatus Sum’ by Dr Nigel Browne, based on themes from Parry’s “I was Glad”. Motet: 8-part Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100) by Giovanni Gabrieli.
Sun 18 June at 4.30pm, Afternoon Tea Concert with Exeter Chorale. Please join us for a generous helping of music on the theme of “Light”, served with home-made cakes, tea or coffee. All for £8 (£5 students, children free).
Fri 23 June at 12noon, Parish Lunch Club at @34 Restaurant, Exeter College, Hele Road, Roast Lunch and chat. Please sign up in one of our churches. N.B. date changed so as not to clash with Funeral of Olive Folland.
Sat 24 June from 11am-4.30pm at St Michael’s, St David’s and venues in between, St David’s Neighbourhood Partnership hold the St David’s Big Bash with all sorts of Events, Stalls, Activities and Refreshments. St Michael’s will be hosting a Book Sale & other stalls, and showcasing our Heritage, Organ, Music & Peregrines during the day – which concludes with a Service at 5pm in St David’s Church to which all are welcome.
Sun 25 June Trinity II, 10.45am. Mass in C, and Anthem “Greater Love hath no man than this”, both by John Ireland (1879-1962).
Tue 27 Jun is the 153rd anniversary of the death of John Dinham, tea merchant & philanthropist.
Wed 28 June 7.30pm St Michael’s Lectures. Dr Lindsay Whetter, who has a University of Exeter PhD on Faith in the Prisons, will take an “inside look” at life and faith in English jails.