We are a church that cares about our city and share life together. Some of us are working in education, business, law, retail, coffee shops and charities. Others are studying, retired or raising children.
We began life as Frontiers Church Exeter in 2003 when Andy and Jane Arscott moved to the city to start a Newfrontiers church.
As in any family, we have seen lots of change, with many people joining us and something of a baby boom. We are predominantly made up of students, 20s and 30s, with many children and a number of wise older members.
In 2012 Andy handed the leadership of the church to Stu Alred, an Exeter University graduate and former Exeter Chiefs rugby player.
In 2014 we officially became Grace Church Exeter. This is an expression of our central message of God’s grace towards all people and marks the start of a new chapter for us as a church. We have met in various venues around the city as we have grown and needed different places to meet. We believe that church is about people, not buildings.
Grace church was planted in a home, launched in a primary school, met in a hotel and more recently, have rented multiple secondary schools. Each season we have sought to find a venue in response to Gods leading and our changing needs. This year we are on the move again, prophetically encouraged that ‘He is with us’ ’to go where we are welcome’ and to ’travel light’.