We are a church that cares about our city and sharing 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.
We have met in various venues around the city as we have grown and have needed different places to meet. We believe that church is about people, not buildings, but have enjoyed using The Maynard School, Magdalen Court School, and most recently The Hall and Isca School for our Sunday gatherings.
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. Our name 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.
At the start of 2022, Stu felt called to train as a teacher and Mick Taylor and Dan Roach led the church through a time of transition and looking for a Pastor to join and bring leadership to the team.
In April 2023, Dave, Em, Zach and Joe Rogers moved to Exeter from Ascot and Dave joined the team as Pastor. In June, Dave was appointed as an elder, joining Mick and Dan as the elders of Grace Church.
We’d love you to join us as we explore, experience and express the Christian faith together.