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Dedicated to seeking God and serving Him in our community

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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!

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.

Pastor Peter is on sabbatical during September and October. He will be taking time out to reflect, listen to God, and pursue projects with Moldova and the YMCA.

Here is a list of our Sunday speakers during that time:

4 September: John Sumner

11 September: Igor Barbanel -

The Gospel in the Passover

18 September: Carl Smethurst -

SWBA Minister

25 September: Andrew Guck

2 October: Ash Leighton-Plom

St. David’s Church, Exeter

9 October: Charlie Clayton

Mevagissey Baptist Church

16, 23 October: Martin Cronin

2-part series

30 October: Michael Shaw

Devonport Baptist Church

If you have an urgent concern while Peter is away, please contact one of the Leadership Team - Chris Carter, Marie Langdon, John Sumner or Sandy Salisbury (admin@exwickcommunitychurch.org.uk).

Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

Special Service on Sunday 11th September

The Gospel in the Passover

Igor Barbanel, from Ukraine, visited us and demonstrated the relevance of the Passover Meal, which Jesus celebrated with his disciples the night before he was crucified, to the Good News of Jesus' redeeming sacrifice. He also told us about his work with International Mission to Jewish People, and how God has blessed his ministry even as he is a refugee in Moldova. LISTEN TO HIS TALK HERE.

Energy Crisis Challenge

We all know about rising energy costs. But on 7 August, we heard from Pastor Costea from Lapushna, Moldova, how his church is struggling to afford the fuel to take aid to the poor and refugees in his community, bring people to church, and keep the church running.

The UK government will be giving every household £400 off their fuel bills this winter. Will you stand by Pastor Costea and the community in Moldova by giving some or all of your anticipated fuel bonus to help them?

Matt Jackson and Pastor Peter are travelling to Moldova on 18th September. We are appealing for funds that they can take with them. All funds raised will go directly to the church in Moldova for their work with the poor and refugees.

Stand with our sisters and brothers in Moldova! You can give on our Just Giving page (please specify 'Moldova' and, if you can Gift Aid, let our Treasurer Marie know) or in the Offering Box on a Sunday (please label your envelope 'Moldova' and, if you can Gift Aid, let Marie know).

Thank you!

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

Appeal for refugees from the war in Ukraine

Over £19,000 raised so far!

Matt Jackson and Tim Ellis visited Moldova 16-20 March, taking aid and distributing food parcels. Matt and Tim told us about their trip in the Sunday service 27 March. You can hear their talk by following this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cvVKLW6842dn9nAct5rGyd56-UJmi9RK/view?usp=sharing

They described how the Moldovans are struggling to help the Ukrainian refugees coming into their country, as there is already so much poverty in the country. And yet, Matt and Tim testified to the generosity of the Moldovans and their desire to help more.

Our appeal is ongoing. Matt and Chris Carter visited Moldova again in May, and Pastor Peter is visiting Moldova with Matt in September. We want to continue supporting churches in Moldova to help refugees, and to help their local communities as well.

If you would like to contribute, you can go directly to our JustGiving page

Exwick Community Church - JustGiving

You can also donate by cash or cheque on a Sunday morning.


Thank you!

STREET PASTORS: Ben Keenan gave a testimony in the Sunday morning service on 30 Jan. of how God is working through Street Pastors in Exeter. His talk is included in the recording for this Sunday. Go to this link to listen!

CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel, where you can view our online services from April 2020 to July 2021.

Pastor Peter is working from the Exwick Parish Hall Church Office. Please contact him on 07909 134066 (m) or 01392 834988 (h).

Check out our monthly NEWSLETTER to stay up to date -  CLICK HERE.

Recommended Books

  • Next: Living for Jesus in the Real World by Matt Carvel. God wants all of you. He cares about how you spend your money, what job you get and even how you dress. Carvel walks us through what the Bible has to say about how we should live as God's people.

  • The Cross and the Switchblade - by David Wilkerson. The dramatic and inspiring true story of a small town minister called to help inner city kids everyone else believed were beyond hope.

  • The Bible in One Year - by Nicky Gumbel. Read the whole Bible in 365 days. Get the book, app, or podcast. Click here: Bible in One Year.

  • How to Pray – a simple guide for normal people’ – by Pete Greig. Very readable with lots of helpful illustrations from Pete’s own experience. The book is an accompaniment to the prayer course: Sessions | The Prayer Course - The Prayer Course

  • The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry - John Michael Comer.

  • The Bible: A story that makes sense of life - Andrew Ollerton. A great overview of the Bible, which shows how relevant it is for our lives today.

  • Singing in Babylon - Jeff Lucas. Flourishing in second-choice life situations.

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

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.