Our grateful thanks to all involved with the Events & Services in Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of St Michael’s Church during September.
Regular times:- Choir Practice 7-8.30pm Tuesdays – new singers always welcome. Vespers is sung Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm. Matins & Low Mass take place Wednesdays at 9.30/10am.
Sat 29th Sept, 150th Anniversary Michaelmas Celebrations. Choir practice at St Michael’s at 2.30pm, visitors welcome to join us. Otherwise, please gather at 4pm at St David’s Church, if you wish. 4.30pm Procession with Hymns to St Michael’s Church. (Please do not park at St Michael’s if you don’t really need to.)
5pm Solemn High Mass for Michaelmas. Locus Iste a Deo factus est, Bruckner. The St Michael’s Hymn, 475, 478, 343. Mass in C&F, and Motet: And I saw another angel, C V Stanford. Guest Preacher is our former Music Director, Fr Steven Martin.
Sun 30th Sept, Michaelmas! Here we go again. 11am Solemn High Mass. Guest Preacher is our good friend Ven David Gunn-Johnson. Mass in F, Darke. Motet: O Glorious Prince St Michael, Graham Keitch (World première).
Fri 5th October, 11am. Funeral of Tim Hampshire. Please come and support Tim’s family and friends. (Practice for singers at 10am)
Sun 7th Oct, Harvest Festival. 11am Sung Mass & Bountiful Table. Hymns 259, 262, 493. Mass in F, Harris. Thou visitest the earth, Greene. Any Harvest gifts, foodstuffs etc. you may wish to donate will be distributed between Exeter Foodbank and the Esther Community.
6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Reading Responses. Psalms 125, 126. Hymn 260. Canticles: Tallis Short Service. Anthem: If ye love me, Tallis.
Thu 11th Oct, 7.30pm at Trinity School, Vernon Road, Newcourt, EX2 7GB. Deanery Synod will discuss pioneer evangelism and the Diocese’s Common Fund Review.
Sat 13th Oct, 7.30pm at St David’s Church. Concert by Exeter Chamber Choir, ft première of Requiem by Nigel Walsh (£10).
Sun 14th Oct, 11am Trinity XX. Hymns 366, 296, 318. Mass for 4 voices, Ave verum, both by Byrd.
Sun 21st Oct, 11am Trinity XXI. Hymns 358, 364, 372. Mass in F, Sumsion. Greater Love, John Ireland.
Wed 24th October, 7.30pm. John Hughes Memorial Lecture: Prof Alison Milbank (Dept of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Nottingham) asks: “Does the Parish have a future?” Please support this important talk; Prof Milbank is a renowned scholar and former colleague & friend of John Hughes.
Sat 27th Oct 9am Men’s Breakfast – Details in Church
Sun 28th Oct, 11am Simon & Jude Apostles. Hymns 477, 484(om*), 195. Mass in A minor, Casciolini. Gaudent in caelis, Tomás Luis de Victoria.
Thu 1st Nov, 12 noon @34 Restaurant, Exeter College. Parish Lunch – sign up in Church.
Sun 4th Nov, 11am All Saints’ Sunday. Hymns 224, 197, 84. Missa ‘O quam gloriosum’, Victoria. Give us the wings of faith, Bullock.
6pm All Souls’ Day (transf). Liturgical performance of Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and reading of names from the Book of the Departed.
Advance Notice:- Friday 9th November, 7.30pm. (Please note the day/date.) John Thurmer Memorial Lecture: Seona Ford (Chair, The Dorothy L. Sayers Society) The Life and Work of Dorothy L. Sayers – a strong, life-long interest of Canon Thurmer.
Special thanks to Dr David Beadle, who for many years has planned and publicised the St Michael’s Lectures.
Wishing you a fruitful Harvest & a colourful Autumn from all at St Michael’s Mount Dinham.
As L.M.Montgomery’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ says – “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”