Exwick Community Church

The Alpha Course

a conversation about faith, life, and God

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe. 


Our next course starts on Tuesday, 18th June, 7pm.

The Thatched House, Exwick Road, Exeter EX4 2BQ


Free buffet included!


To book contact Peter on pcfowler@btinternet.com 

For more information, go to https://alpha.org.uk/try-alpha 

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Welcome to ECC! 

Dedicated to seeking God and serving Him in our community

Sunday Worship

We meet on SUNDAY MORNINGS at 10:30am in the Exwick Parish Hall, Station Road. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month - all who love the Lord Jesus Christ are invited! For more information, please click here. 

Our MESSY CHURCH service happens on the second Sunday afternoon of each month. If you like activities and crafts, check it out!

You can now make a one-off or recurring gift to ECC in a safe  way. Just use one of these buttons, which will take you to the Secure Just Giving website or Secure Stewardship website. You can also add Gift Aid if you are a tax payer. 

Latest News

For all our news, events and dates, see our monthly Newsletters. If you would like to receive the Newsletters by email, and regular updates on our events, please complete the Form on our Newsletters page.

Spree 2024

On the weekend of 21-23 June we took a group of young people to Spree SW 2024, an annual event organised by SWYM. This year 97 groups (about 2,250 young people and leaders) from around the South West were there. Our group consisted of 11 young people and 5 leaders.

The weekend is an amazing combination of Bible teaching and worship, and fun activities aimed at young people aged between 8 and 17. This year the theme was ‘Jesus - the Way, the Truth and the Life’. Over the weekend several young people in our group made a first-time commitment or recommitment to follow Jesus.

Personally, I was inspired by the Explore sessions (aimed at 8-11-year-olds who are new to faith) seeing young people joining in with the worship and waiting to hear from God in times of prayer.

Our group thoroughly enjoyed the activities on offer and made good use of the fairground, the silent disco and the slip and slide activities in particular. The weekend also provided a chance for those in the group to get to know each other better, and to strengthen friendships.

Thank you to everyone who prayed for the event. The weather was ideal, everyone enjoyed themselves, and each of our young people has had the opportunity to move forward on their journey with God. Thanks to the generosity of the church, we were able to present each young person with a devotional book to support them as they continue that journey. Please continue to pray for the young people as they return to their normal lives.

Thank you too to the leaders and volunteers who gave up their weekend (and sleep) to make the event happen. We cannot do it without you!                          Marie Langdon

The Gathering

On Friday 21st June 4 men from Exwick joined 1500 others in a field outside Swindon for the Christian Vision for Men event The Gathering 2024. This is a Christian festival like no other. The evening meetings started with either a game of darts or tug of war on the main stage. There is free tea and coffee 24/7 on tap and there are only 3 seminars... however this is a Gathering to celebrate Jesus and what he has done for us and how men can ask him to be their saviour and captain. There are lots of testimonies, some dramatic, some very ordinary, some amazing preaching and also a lot of silliness.

Graham Kendrick and his band led worship and a bagpiper played everyone up on to the stage. Also, you could join in with Tins and Hymns and Just Looking.

On Saturday night we had a Madness tribute band and a fancy dress competition on the theme of Christmas. Ask me for photos!

The Saturday was filled with fun things to do like axe throwing, a climbing wall, remote control tanks and Scalextric.

CVM is linked with Edge Ministries so there is a big focus on helping the less fortunate. The message was focussed on God's kingdom being open to all who will come.

We came back tired but praising God. A great time was had by all.

Trevor Sharp


Time to Act weekend a huge success!

The weekend of 11-12 May was filled with laughter, gasps of astonishment, audience participation, and even a few tears. The Oddments Theatre Company brought us two wonderful performances: 'The Hiding Place', the moving and poignant true story of Corrie Ten Boom whose family hid Jews during WWII and were arrested and taken to a concentration camp, and the family-friendly 'Dan in the Den', a lively telling of the Bible story about Daniel who was thrown into a den of lions because of his faith.

These performances showed us two people whose faith in God brought them into conflict with the authorities, but they stood firm and were vindicated in the end.

A real highlight of the weekend was sharing hot dogs and doughnuts in the Jubilee Gardens on Sunday afternoon after 'Dan in the Den'. The sun shone on us, giving the children a chance to play and adults a chance to mingle and chat in the beautiful outdoors.

If you'd like to know more about the faith that kept Corrie and Daniel strong, take a look at the notice above about our Alpha Course starting in June, when we will explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting.

Climbing the Mountain of Romans

Over this term we will be looking at two different themes from the New Testament: Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels, and the book of Romans.

Romans has been described as “the high peak of scripture”, with “all roads in the Bible leading to Romans”. The riches it contains are almost inexhaustible.  Martin Lloyd-Jones, the famous Welsh preacher, took 13 years to preach through the book Romans! We will take a little less but I hope enough to give us an overview of this amazing book and whet our appetites to plumb its depths in greater detail in our own time.

SLEEPING BAGS and BLANKETS needed!

Street Pastors are asking for donations of sleeping bags and blankets. Could you please give them to Chris Carter or email admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk.

TWO’S COMPANY needs YOU!


The number of referrals for the befriending service has increased. Could you phone or visit someone once a week? If so, please speak to Chris Carter or email admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk.

KIDS MATTER: A small group of mums, dads and carers of children aged 1-10. The programme focuses on parental wellbeing and confidence, and equips parents with the tools to build strong relationships, giving their children the best chance to thrive in their families.

For more details, contact Debbie Carter at debbie.carter@ymcaexeter.org.uk 

We are the ‘Cleany Uppy’ Church: Exeter Foodbank have asked us to collect Washing-up Liquid and Laundry Pods (not bottled or powdered soap). 


This doesn’t mean we can’t take anything else of course, and you can always get the latest list of items urgently needed from the foodbank website HERE.

 

There's a box in the Parish Hall foyer for collections so please remember the Foodbank when you do your weekly shop. 

 

Thank you all for supporting the Foodbank in the past. If you have any questions, please just ask! Graeme Salisbury

Lapusna Baptist Church is located in the poorest country in Europe. Since the war in Ukraine we have been working together with the church and Pastor Costea to support both refugees and the poorest in their community. We are raising money to support a Community Kitchen.

Pastor Peter is working from the Exwick Parish Hall Church Office. You can contact him by leaving a message in the Contact Us box, or drop by for a cup of coffee and a chat!


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Recommended Books

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