May 2018 at St Michael’s

Breaking News! The 3 peregrine eggs laid during Holy Week are hatching – 2 chicks so far, on 4th & 5th May.

Thanks to all who journeyed with us through Holy Week & Easter, especially to Fr Christopher for such purposeful Liturgy & Sermons, to Fr Nigel for Spy Wednesday’s Stations of the Cross (one of my highlights with our Liszt Via Crucis) and to Amy Down for organising & conducting our dedicated choir in 7 varied & beautiful choral services that week.

May offers a whole host of Feasts, Processions & special events – please support what you can. We welcome back Nigel Browne as Organist and Neil Page as honorary Director of Music.

Regular weekday services continue with Tuesday & Thursday Vespers at 6pm, and Wednesday Matins & Low Mass at 9.30/10am.

Ascension Day, Thursday 10th May, begins a time of evangelistic prayer “#ThyKingdom_Come” called for by our Archbishops. In Devon this culminates in a Diocesan event at Exeter Cathedral starting at 6.30pm on Pentecost Sunday, 20th May.

Thurs 3 May, St David’s Church at 7.30pm, Exeter College Choral Society Concert.
Sun 6 May, Rogation Sunday. 11am Sung Mass & Procession. Lotti. If ye love me, Tallis.
Rogation Procession
Sun 6 May, 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Responses: Sumsion. Psalm 45. Office Hymn: 126. Canticles: Sumsion in G. Anthem: Thou visitest the Earth, Greene. Tantum Ergo: Fauré.

Wed 9 May, 7.30pm. In association with Exeter Pride, we are screening Florence Browne’s documentary about LGBT people in the Church of England, “Just as I am”, with an introductory talk by Dr David Beadle. All welcome.

Thurs 10 May, we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven. Plainsong Matins is sung at 7.30am from the West Gallery, followed by breakfast.

Thurs 10 May at 7.30pm, Sung Mass for Ascension Day. Stanford in C&F. Ascendens Christus, by Jacob Handl. Please support.

Sat 12 May – Exeter Pride. We welcome all who wish to show solidarity with Exeter’s LGBT+ communities to join us at St Michael’s for Sung Matins at 9.30am, followed by brunch. Join the Christian group in the Pride Parade from the St Sidwell’s Centre at 12noon.

Sat 12 May, 7-10pm at Exeter Cathedral. UPLOAD! A free Event for 13-18 year olds.

Sun 13 May, Easter 7. 11am Sung Mass. Darke in E. O God the King of Glory, Purcell. This is also the start of Christian Aid Week.

Pentecost/Whitsunday, 20 May, 11am Sung Mass. The lovely Wood in F. Come Holy Ghost, Attwood.

Sun 20 May, 6.30pm in Exeter Cathedral, “Thy Kingdom Come”, a diocesan service of prayer & thanksgiving.

Wed 23 May, 7.30pm. St Michael’s Lectures welcome Nicola Field, founding member of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners, as featured in the 2014 film “Pride”.

Thurs 24 May 12noon, Parish Lunch at Exeter College’s @34 Restaurant – sign up in church.

Sat 26 May, 9am Men’s Breakfast jointly with St David’s in the Orangery at The Imperial.

Sun 27 May, Trinity Sunday. 11am. Sung Mass. Missa Brevis, Lotti. Hymn to the Trinity, Tchaikovsky.

Thurs 31 May at 7.30pm, Corpus Christi Procession & Sung Mass. Casciolini in A minor. Ave verum corpus, Byrd.
Corpus Christi Procession 2015
Sun 3 June, Trinity I, 11am Sung Mass, and 6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction.

And finally, our nest box camera is online on the Peregrine page. Donations welcome.

Richard Barnes