March 2019 at St Michael’s

You may like to know that on Fri 1 Mar, St David’s Day, at 7pm at Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, a new set
of Stations of the Cross was dedicated, in memory of Rev Dr John Hughes. See @JhughesStations on twitter.

Sun 3 Mar, Quinquagesima/Transfiguration. 11am Sung Mass. Hymns 494, 234, 443. Little Organ Mass, Haydn. Motet: O nata lux, Tallis. Ven David Gunn-Johnson. Followed by the Bountiful Table.

Sun 3 Mar at 6pm, Choral Evensong & Benediction. Sung by University of Exeter Chapel Choir. Psalm 89:1-18. Hymn: 377. Sanders Responses. Mathias Jesus College Canticles. Balfour Gardiner, Evening Hymn.

Wed 6 Mar Ash Wednesday. 9.30am BCP Matins.
Wed 6 Mar, 7.30pm, Ash Wednesday Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes. Hymns 84, 70, 67. Missa Brevis and Miserere Mei, Lotti.

Sat 9 Mar, 7pm at Salvation Army Temple, Friars Gate, Exeter. Bach’s St Matthew Passion – Exeter Bach Society & Exeter Chorale, directed by Jonathan Lucas Wood. £18

Sun 10 Mar, Lent I, 11am. Hymns Kitany, 307, 72. Mass in the Phrygian Mode, Wood. Lord, for Thy tender mercy’s sake, Farrant. Fr Nigel Githrie.

During Lent we are encouraged to spend more time in prayer and in study to deepen & broaden our faith. At St Michael’s we can use one or more Wednesdays (13,20,27 Mar & 3,10 Apr) for this. Stations of the Cross at 6pm is a prayerful 45min meditation on Jesus’ Passion. The Lent Reading Group at 7pm for an hour or so will explore the writings of Cyprian, 3rd century Bishop and Martyr in Carthage.

Sun 17 Mar, Lent II, 11am. Hymns 381, 62, 73. Mass in A minor, Casciolini. Turn Thy face from my sins, Attwood. Ven David Gunn-Johnson.

Sat 23 Mar, 9.00am Men’s Breakfast at the Imperial. Details from Ian Smith at St David’s.

Sat 23 Mar at 7.30pm, Exeter Chamber Choir Concert. Music for Lent. Admission £10.

Sun 24 Mar, Lent III, 11am. Hymns 276, 281, 468. Mass in C, Ireland. Like as the hart, Howells. Fr Christopher Durrant.

Mon 25 Mar, 7pm. Concert by Univ 0f Exeter Flute Choir

Sun 31 Mar, Laetare/Mothering Sunday, 11am. Rose Vestments & Simnel Cake. Hymns 185, 451, 63. Missa “Dixit Maria”, Hassler. O Lorde, the maker of al thing, Joubert. Fr Nigel, with Howard Friend preaching.

Advanced Notice of Holy Week at St Michael’s
April 17 Spy Wednesday, 7pm. Stations of the Cross, Pergolesi “Stabat Mater”.
Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Sung Mass with Foot-washing.
Good Friday, 10.30am Veneration of the Cross. 8pm Tenebrae sung from the Gallery, Plainsong, Lassus & Palestrina.
Holy Saturday, 8pm Easter Vigil Mass with New Fire & Paschal Candle.
Sun 21 Apr, Easter Day, 11am Festal Sung Mass.

A prayerful & holy Lent to & from all at St Michael’s.