St Michael and All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, Exeter

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St Michael and All Angels' Church, Exeter
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St Michael and All Angels
Coordinates: 50°43′22.8″N 3°32′20.4″W / 50.723000°N 3.539000°W / 50.723000; -3.539000
Location Exeter
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship High Church
Website stmichaelsmountdinham.org.uk
History
Dedication St Michael and All Angels
Consecrated 2 October 1868
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed[1]
Architect(s) Major Rohde Hawkins
Architectural type Early French Gothic
Groundbreaking 11 August 1865
Completed 1868
Construction cost £18,000 (equivalent to £1,460,000 in 2015)[2]
Specifications
Length 132.5 feet (40.4 m)
Height 233 feet (71 m)
Administration
Parish Exeter St David's with
St Michael and All Angels
Deanery Christianity
Archdeaconry Exeter
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) vacant
Curate(s) Revd Christopher Durrant
Laity
Organist/Director of music Erika Borley
Organist(s) Dr Nigel Browne

St Michael and All Angels Church, on Mount Dinham in Exeter is an Anglican church in Devon, England. It is a Grade I listed[1] building. The church is Anglo-Catholic in tradition. The building in is the early French Gothic style and was built to the designs of Major Rohde Hawkins, 1867–68. The reredos is by W. D. Caroe, 1899.[3]

Within the Parish of St David with St Michael and All Angels, the building towers above its surroundings, the spire exceeding the height of even the towers of Exeter Cathedral.

History[edit]

The foundation stone was laid on 10 August 1865.[4] It was consecrated on 31 October 1868 by the Bishop of Fredericton.[5]

Organ[edit]

The first organ was installed in 1866 and was by William Hill & Son. This was replaced by an organ originally in St Jude's Church, Birmingham, dating from 1867 and built by Edward James Bossward. It was installed and much enlarged by Tim Trenchard in 2013. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Michael and All Angels  (Grade I) (1170013)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)", MeasuringWorth.com.
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books; pp. 150-51
  4. ^ "Saint Michael and All Angels". Western Times. Exeter. 11 August 1865. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Church of Saint Michael and All Angels. The Consecration". Western Times. Exeter. 2 October 1868. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Devon Exeter, St. Michael and All Angels, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham [K01288]". National Pipe Organ register. Retrieved 12 July 2016.