September 2016 at St Michael’s

Key dates for your Diaries. Thurs 29 Sept at 7pm Michaelmas – Fr Christopher’s 1st Mass. Sun 25 Sept at 9.30am Ordination at St David’s.

Welcome or welcome back! It’s a good time to get back to Church at St Michael’s with our Curate’s Ordination and the Feast of Michaelmas to look forward to this month.

Thursday 29th September is Michaelmas with our Festival Sung Mass at 7pm, (note the earlier time) at which Fr Christopher Durrant will celebrate Mass for the first time. All are most welcome to this service, which will be followed by a Bring & Share Party.

Tuesday & Thursday 6pm Sung Vespers & Meditation resume. Matins & Low Mass are said at 9.30/10am on Wednesdays, and “St David’s Communion” at St Michael’s at 10.30am on Thursdays 1st & 8th – then back to St David’s. Plus there’s the Heritage Open Days, with Cream Teas on Sunday 11th, and a St Michael’s Lecture.
All are welcome to all services and events at St Michael’s.
PokemonGO Pokestop
Apparently St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, is a Pokestop in the #PokemonGO game, so please visit us, and come in and have a look around. We have some interesting characters of our own. Also the Roof Repair Fund work has started,so please be careful near the scaffolding.

Thursday 1st September, St Giles Hermit & Abbot, Eucharist at 10.30 followed by Refreshments. Plainsong Vespers resume at 6pm.

Sunday 4th September, Trinity XV, 10.45am Sung Mass. Palestrina & Tallis.
Sun 4 Sept, 6pm, Evensong and Benediction. Sumsion Responses. Psalm: 121. Canticles: Harwood in A flat. Anthem: O for a closer walk with God, by Stanford. O salutaris. Tantum Ergo.
Our Lady at Pentecost
Thurs 8 Sept at 6pm, CBS Plainsong Mass celebrating the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All welcome, please support.

Saturday 10th September, Heritage Open Day 9am-6pm, and Devon Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride. Guided Tour of Mount Dinham & our Church at 4.30pm with Richard Parker.

Sunday 11th September, Trinity XVI, 10.45am Sung Mass. Harwood & Lloyd.
Also Heritage Open Day 10am-5pm, with Cream Teas served during the afternoon from 3-5pm.
Solstice Choir
Tuesday 13th September at 7pm. Open Choir Practice, for anyone wanting to sing a wide variety of sacred choral music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the rather good choir at St Mike’s. We would like to appoint Bass & Soprano Choral Scholars from the University following auditions. Junior Scholars, looking to gain experience while considering applying for a University or College Choral Scholarship, are also welcome. Please contact Erika Borley, Director of Music.

Wed 14 Sept is Holy Cross Day, which will be remembered at Matins and 10am Low Mass.
On Fri 16 Sept, we can remember Ninian, Bishop of Galloway (432) and Edward Bouverie Pusey, one of the founders of the Oxford Movement (1882). And on Sat 17 Sept, Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary and Musician (1179).

Sunday 18th September, Trinity XVII, 10.45am Mass. Darke & Attwood.

Tuesday 20th September at 7pm. Another Open Choir Practice at St Mike’s.

Sunday 25th September, Trinity XVIII, NO 10.45am Mass. Because the Choir and Congregation are invited to 9.30am Ordination Service at St David’s Church, at which Bp Robert Attwell will ordain as Priests our Curate, Fr Christopher Durrant, and Rev Ann Futcher from the Holyford Mission Community based around Branscombe & Colyton in East Devon. St David’s & St Michael’s Choirs will join together to sing music by Nigel Walsh for this special service. Fr Tom will say Mass at 5pm at St Michael’s for any unable to attend the Ordination.

Wednesday 28th September, 7.30pm, St Michael’s Lecture. We welcome Professor David Horrell from University of Exeter Department of Theology & Religion to talk about “Ethnicity, Race and Religion in early Christian and Jewish Texts and Modern Biblical Scholarship.”
Thursday 29th September is Michaelmas and we have our Festival Sung Mass at 7pm, (note the earlier time) at which Fr Christopher Durrant will celebrate Mass for the first time. All are most welcome to this service, which will be followed by a Bring & Share Party – please join us. Music will include the Introit “Angeli Archangeli” by Andrea Gabrieli, movements from Haydn’s St Nicolas Mass, and the Anthem “Faire is the Heaven where happy soules have rest”, by Sir William Harris.

Sunday 2nd October, Dedication Sunday, 10.45am Mass. Rheinberger & Bruckner.
Sunday 2nd October at 3.40pm, ExeVox Chamber Choir, directed by Peter Adcock, will give a half-hour mini-Concert at St Michael’s, followed by Refreshments. This will be one of three mini-concerts featuring classical, modern and traditional music in an afternoon of music making across Exeter city centre in aid of Hospiscare.
Starting at 2.00pm in St Stephen’s Church on the High Street, continuing at 2.45pm in St Pancras Church in the Guildhall Centre and coming to St Michael’s at 3.40pm.  Entry at each venue is free, with voluntary collections for Hospiscare. You may like to stay at or return to St Michael’s for…

Sun 2 Oct, 6pm, Choral Evensong and Benediction. Clucas Responses. Psalm: 142. Canticles: Dyson in F. Anthem: Behold the Tabernacle of God, by Harris. O salutaris: Elgar. Tantum Ergo: Faure.

Richard Barnes.