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!

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.

Preaching Series

- TEN: Laws of Love -

We are studying the Ten Commandments in our preaching series Winter/Spring 2023. We are using J John's book TEN: Laws of Love Set in Stone. We will be looking at the Bible's perfect design for our relationship with God and others and exploring how we can reclaim God's absolute truths while living in a subjective culture.

Warm Spaces

We are providing Warm Spaces for people to come to this winter in the Exwick Parish Hall. ECC have been awarded a grant from Exeter City Council to help us provide these. If you need a warm space to go to, you will be welcome here:

  • FRIDAY FRIENDSHIP: Every Friday during term times 10am - 12midday. ALL WELCOME! A warm space to get a hot drink, have a chat with friendly people. Lots of toys for toddlers, too!

  • MESSY CHURCH: Sunday afternoons 4pm - 6pm on 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February, 12 March ... and every second Sunday of the month thereafter. Activities and crafts around a Bible theme, a celebration time, and a FREE HOT MEAL! Suitable for families with primary school children.

Carols Round the Bonfire

On Saturday 10th December there were Carols, Angels, Shepherds, Wise Men (and Women!), Sheep, Mary and Joseph, and even a live donkey!

We had a wonderful community time singing our favourite Christmas carols, enjoying refreshments, and being guided through the Christmas Story by ICE.

John Sumner visits Tek Ura, Albania

John Sumner visited Albania in early November, and was able to stop by the Tek Ura Centre in Tirana. This is the organisation we support, who are working with marginalised people, disabled children, the elderly, and struggling families. CLICK HERE to listen to John's talk, which he gave at the service on 27 November.

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 £20,000 raised so far!

Matt Jackson and Tim Ellis visited Moldova 16-20 March, 2022, 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 2022, and Pastor Peter visited Moldova with Matt in September 2022. 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!

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!

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

Recommended Books

  • TEN: Laws of Love Set in Stone by J John. TEN rediscovers the Bible's perfect design for our relationship with God and others. Author J. John shares how readers can reclaim God's absolute truths while living in a subjective culture. We are exploring the Ten Commandments in our preaching series Winter/Spring 2023.

  • If you want to walk on water you've got to get out of the boat by John Ortberg. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you and offer you his Holy Spirit power that will change your life forever, deepening your faith and trust in God.

  • God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer by Pete Greig. Originally written out of the pain of his wife's fight for her life, but also the wonder of watching the prayer movement they founded changing lives around the world, Pete Greig steps into the dark side of prayer and emerges with a hard-won message of hope, comfort, and profound biblical insight for all who suffer in silence.

  • 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.