May 2019 at St Michael’s

With Easter so late this year the only Feast Days to fall in May seem to be Rogation Sunday (26th) and Ascension Day (Thursday 30th), but there are several other Events highlighted below or in the Diary.

In early April, our Peregrine Falcon pair laid 3 eggs – we hope for chicks to hatch around 8-11 May.

We are glad that the “Exeter Pride” Service will continue this year at the more central venue of St Petrock’s Church on the High Street, at 10.45am on Saturday 11th May – do support this if you can.

We are grateful to Stephanie Aplin for taking up the mantle of Chapel Warden, and to Fr Dominic Cyrus, Vice-Principal of South West Ministry Training Course, who will be helping our Clergy team with Services.

Sunday 5 May, Easter 3/II. 11Am Sung Mass. Hymns 345, 155, 486. Missa l’Hora passa, Viadana. Motet: Christ the Lord is Risen Again, Foster. We welcome Fr Dominic Cyrus as Celebrant and Preacher. At 12noon there will be our monthly Bountiful Table of baking, preserves & produce in support of Church funds.
6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Led by Fr Nigel Guthrie. Byrd Responses. Psalm 86. Hymn 294. Canticles: Dyson in F. Anthem: If ye be risen again with Christ, Gibbons. O salutaris 269, Tantum Ergo 268.

Sat 11 May, 10.45am at St Petrock’s Church, High Street. A Service of Blessing & Solidarity with Exeter Pride led by Fr Nigel Guthrie, Rev Hannah Alderson & Canon Chris Palmer – all welcome, of any faith, gender, sexuality or none.

Sun 12 May, Easter 4/III Good Shepherd. 11Am Mass. Hymns 362, 381, 457. Mass in F, Rheinberger. Psalm 23, Howard Goodall. Celebrant & Preacher,Fr Nigel.

Sat 18 May, 9-11am at St David’s Church. Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid – very worth our support.

Sun 19 May, Easter 5/IV. 11am. Hymns 484, 420, 445. Missa Lauda Sion, Palestrina. The Call, Vaughan Williams. We welcome Ven David Gunn-Johnson.

Sat 25 May, 9am. Parish Men’s Breakfast in the Orangery at The Imperial.

Sun 26 May, Easter 6/Rogation Sunday. 11am. Hymns Processional booklet, 364, 342 (t178). Mass in C&F, Stanford. O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit, Tallis. Celebrant & Preacher, Fr Dominic Cyrus.

Wed 29 May, 7.30pm at Parish Church of St Michael, Cheriton, near Winchester. The Institution of Rev Christopher Durrant as Rector of the Upper Itchen Benefice.

Thursday 30 May, Ascension Day. 7.30am, Sung Matins.
7.30pm Sung Mass of the Ascension. Hymns 130, 332, 134. Missa Brevissima, Casciolini. Motet: God is gone up, Hutchings. Ven David Gunn-Johnson.

Sun 2 June, Sunday after Ascension. 11Am. Hymns 352, 355, 388. Mass in E, Darke. Come Holy Ghost, Attwood. Fr Nigel. Bountiful Table.
6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Led by Rev Alison Whiting & Fr Nigel. Reading Responses. Psalm 68. Hymn 63. Brewer in D. Lift up your heads, O ye Gates – Mathias. O salutaris 269, Tantum Ergo 268.

St Michael’s worship is traditional, music is excellent, people are friendly, and all are welcome. Please join us. Pray for our continuing life & mission, and support your church with time, talents and giving.

A Joyful 50 days of Eastertide from all at St Michael’s.

Richard Barnes.