Morning Prayer, or Lauds, is offered at 10:00 on Wednesdays. Also for Ascension Day at 07:30. The character of Morning Prayer is that of praise.
Low Mass is a said service which takes place at 10:30 on Wednesdays. Usually it is for a Feast or Saint’s day, but occasionally this service is a Requiem Mass to commemorate the dead.
The Mass lies at the centre of worship at St Michael’s and takes place at 11:00 on Sundays. Led by the choir, this service is enhanced through the music of plainsong, polyphony and harmony singing, the use of incense, the ringing of bells and the sprinkling of holy water, or asperges.
Our Guide to Mass at St Michael’s is linked at the top of this page.
The Angelus is sund at the hour of 12:00 noon on Sundays immediately following Mass.
Choral Evensong & Benediction
The service of Choral Evensong with Benediction takes place either at 17:00 or 18:00 on the first Sunday of the month. It is led by the choir and includes sung Psalms of the day, readings from scripture, Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), one or more anthems and other prayers.
This service takes place at the hour of 12:00 noon on Sundays immediately following Mass. It is also sung at 18:00 before Evensong and Vespers. The Angelus (Latin for “angel”) is a said or sung Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation. It is practised by reciting as versicle and response three Biblical verses describing the mystery; alternating with the salutation “Hail Mary”.
The ancient service of Vespers is held by candlelight directly following the Angelus at 18:00. This service is the Evening Office and its character is one of thanksgiving. Psalms, canticles, hymns and other prayers are sung to plainsong by members of the choir. The service includes a twenty-minute period of silent meditation and prayer.
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