Exwick Community Church

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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 this button, which will take you to the Secure Just Giving 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.

Climbing the Mountain of Romans

Over the Autumn and into the Winter we will be looking at two books in the Bible for our Sunday morning talks – the book of Psalms from the Old Testament and the book of Romans from the New.

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.

Next Evening Course

Four evenings at St. Michael's Church Alphington

28 September, 5, 12, 19 October 7-8:30pm

The CAP Money Management Course has helped thousands of people get control of their money. Everyone can benefit, regardless of your current financial situation.

Contact Sandy Salisbury at admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk



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.


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.

photo by Gin on Unsplash

Sermon theme this term: the Psalms

Our lay preachers this term, September-December 2023, will be using the Psalms. The Psalms contain some of the most beautiful lines in Scripture: lines that inspire and comfort us when we need them most and draw us into a life of prayer and praise. The Psalms remind us of community, of the people around us, known or unknown to us, and all that their lives hold. They also call us to worship and pray together. If you would like to explore this theme more, see the article in the September Newsletter, which is based on the book ‘Journalling the Psalms’ by Dr Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral and a writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. 

KIDS MATTER: A small group of mums, dads and carers of children aged 1-10 meets weekly on FRIDAYS, 1:15-2:45pm. 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 

A donation box is in the foyer of Exwick Parish Hall.

Spree 2023 – 23-25 June


We took our biggest ever group to this regional youth event, with 14 young people and 5 leaders. Altogether there were over 2,000 people on site at Westpoint.


The theme for the weekend was ‘Follow Me’.  The young people joined in with worship, listened to talks, played games, had small group discussions, prayed, and had the opportunity to respond to the message.


Over the weekend we saw many answers to prayer.


Thank you to everyone who supported us, in prayer, financially or by lending us equipment.  We could not have done it without you. We are planning a group reunion in September, and we have already booked for 2024. 


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Report from The Gathering:

10 men from ECC and friends went to Christian Vision for Men's The Gathering festival in a field near Swindon from 23 to 25 June, joining around 1,500 other men. We enjoyed really good teaching and testimonies, worship with Graham Kendrick and his band, a comedian, a Queen tribute band and entered into various activities including axe throwing, archery and quad biking. One of our group became a Christian over the weekend. We were blessed with superb weather and took turns to cook breakfasts, lunch and dinner and had some great conversations. We are hoping an even bigger group will go in 2024 so please let me know if you are interested. 

Dave Ovenden

Warm Spaces

Many thanks to EXETER CITY COUNCIL, who provided us with a Warm Spaces grant to help us put on extra 'mini Messy Church' sessions over the winter. Our regular Messy Church events will continue monthly, and of course Friday Friendship is open to everyone every Friday!

You might have seen on ‘BBC Spotlight’ a short snippet featuring Mark, the Exeter Foodbank Manager. It was part of an item on the ‘cost of living’ crisis and Mark was saying that donations to the Foodbank have also dropped significantly as a result.


As part of the Foodbank response, they are asking each church or community group to focus on specific items.  We have been asked if we can become the ‘Cleany Uppy’ Church and collect Washing-up Liquid and Laundry Pods (not bottled or powdered soap though!)


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 together with a sign so please remember the Foodbank when you do your weekly shop. If you would prefer us to go shopping for you, we are happy to do that for you and any donations can be made via the Church Just Giving page HERE.  Please add a note to Marie to say it’s for the Foodbank or you can also place cash in the offering box on a Sunday Morning, again marked for the Foodbank.


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

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

We recommend ordering your books from Bridge Books, 3 Okehampton Street, Exeter.