Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic, there is NO PUBLIC WORSHIP at St Michael’s until further notice. All Services & Events are CANCELLED, in line with Church of England Rules. Clergy may be contacted by email or phone as usual.
All Church Buildings are now also CLOSED until further notice. Please DO NOT COME to St Michael’s, but continue to pray, and mark Holy Week & Easter at home.
Fr Nigel will pray the Daily Office at the Vaicarage, and some Prayers & Reflections will be put on Facebook & Twitter accounts, as time permits.
This is what would have happened, but all events from 17th March are CANCELLED.
Wed 26 Feb, 7.30pm. Lent starts with Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday with Imposition of Ashes. Hymns: 84: 70: 67. Missa Brevis, Lotti. Miserere Mei, Lassus.
Thurs 27 Feb, 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lecture. Oliver Nicholson on The First English Christians: Four ways of reading Bede - introducing the book for this year’s Lent reading group, which will meet 7-8pm on subsequent Thursdays in Lent (see Poster/Pewsheet).
Sat 29 Feb, 9.30am. Men’s Breakfast at the Farmers’ Union.
Sun 1 March, Lent I, also St David’s Day. 11am Sung Mass. Litany, Hymns 383: 406. Missa de Angelis, Plainsong. Motet: Nolo mortem tecatoris, by Morley. N.B. NO Bountiful Table today.
6pm Sun 1 Mar, Choral Evensong & Benediction. Responses: Byrd. Psalm 50:1-15 Hymn 377. Canticles: Walmisley in D minor. Anthem: If ye love me, by Wilby. O salutaris, Tantum Ergo.
Wed 4 Mar, 9.30am Matins/Low Mass. 6pm Stations of the Cross.
Thu 5 Mar, 7-8pm, Lent Reading Group in Church on Bede’s History of the Earliest English Christians, led by Oliver Nicholson.
Sun 8 Mar, Lent II, 11am Sung Mass. Hymns 238, 378, 64. Mass in Phrygian Mode, Wood. I will lift up mine eyes, Walker. Bountiful Table today – Bakes, Preserves & Produce for Church Funds.
Wed 11 Mar, 9.30am Matins/Low Mass. 6pm Stations of the Cross.
Thu 12 Mar, 7-8pm, Lent Reading Group on Bede’s History, led by Oliver Nicholson.
Sun 15 Mar, Lent III, 11am Sung Mass. Hymns 67, 65, 74. Mass in Dorian Mode, Cabina. Like as the hart, Howells.
Wed 18 Mar, 9.30am Matins/Low Mass. 7pm Stations of the Cross.
Thu 19 Mar, 7-8pm, Lent Reading Group on the Venerable Bede, led by Oliver Nicholson.
Sat 21 Mar 7.30pm at St David’s Church. Exeter Chamber Choir, St John’s Passion by J S Bach. Tickets £18 on the door, £15 in advance.
Sun 22 Mar Laetare/Mothering Sunday, 11am. Hymns 186, 451, 63. Missa super Dixit Maria, Hassler. Ave Maria, Parsons.
Wed 25 Mar, Feast of the Annunciation, 7.30pm Sung Mass. Hymns 188, 185, 161. Mass for 4 voices, Byrd. The Angel Gabriel, trad. Basque.
Thu 26 Mar, 7-8pm, Lent Reading Group on the Venerable Bede.
Sat 28 Mar, 9.30am. Men’s Breakfast at the Farmers’ Union.
Sun 29 Mar, Lent V, 11am. Hymns 79, 137, 83. Mass for 4 voices, Byrd. God so loved the world, Stainer.
Wed 1 Apr, 9.30am Matins/Low Mass. 7pm Stations of the Cross.
Thu 2 Apr, 7-8pm, Lent Reading Group on the Venerable Bede.
Sun 5 Apr, Palm Sunday, N.B. 10.30am start for Blessing & Procession of Palms, and Passion Gospel according to Matthew. Verily I say unto you, Tallis.6pm Palm Sunday Evensong & Benediction. Byrd Responses, Gibbons Short Service. Solus ad Victimam, by Leighton.
Wed 8 Apr, Spy Wednesday, 7pm. Stations of the Cross, sung “Stabat Mater”.
Thu 9 Apr, Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Sung Mass with Foot-washing. Missa brevis, Lotti. Ubi caritas et amor, Mealor. Ave verum corpus, Byrd.
Fri 10 Apr, Good Friday, 10.30am Veneration of the Cross. The Reproaches. Crux Fidelis.
Good Friday, 8pm Tenebrae sung from the Gallery, Plainsong & Polyphony.
Sat 11 Apr, Holy Saturday, 8pm Easter Vigil Mass with New Fire & Paschal Candle. Stanford in C&F. Unicorni captivator, by Ola Gjeilo
Sun 12 Apr, Easter Day, 11am Festal Sung Mass. Mozart in D. Billings, Easter Anthem.