These Formative Years

At Grace Church we want to inspire students and young adults to join in with God’s plan of reconciliation.

During your years at university and in the early stages of your career, you have a unique opportunity to invest in yourself and your relationships. You may be moving away from home for the first time, ready to explore what you want your life to look like.

This may be one of the only times in your life where you are not responsible for anyone else! We want to help you take this opportunity to have a great time and invest in your future.

We are creating a community that facilitates and encourages personal, relational and spiritual growth and we’d love you to join us on the journey wherever you are on your journey of faith.


Our Dream

We have a vivid, beautiful and tangible dream. A dream in which all things are made new. A dream where we, the beautifully designed, embrace the designer. Where we, with unlimited creativity delight our creator.

We understand this dream as being made of five main aspects including (1) God, (2) Self, (3) Neighbours, (4) Spirit and (5) Creation. Over a two year period in our Students and 20’s we seek to explore each of these areas of faith. See our courses and events page for more details.


We want to equip our student and 20s group during this special season in their lives to grow and develop.

We meet as a Student’s & 20’s group every Sunday at The Picturehouse cafe 6pm – 7pm for drinks and conversation based on the course material that we have studied during the week. This is a great place to get to know each other and explore faith wherever you are on your journey.  

Our group then heads over to The Hall for Toasties and a number of us intend to stay for our evening service that we are experimenting with this term. This will be a great opportunity to connect with others across the church and join in with our serving teams.  

We start and end the year on the same themes as we enjoy these areas so much! Please click here to find out more about our course structure and some of the topics we will be digging into!



Our Students and 20’s meet every week and is a great way to connect with others at a similar age and stage. In addition, we would also love to welcome you into the wider Grace Church family.

Sunday Gatherings 

This term we are experimenting with a morning gathering at Isca School. This service is for everybody from oldest to youngest. We’ll enjoy adult songs, kids songs, stories, testimonies and prayer. 

In the evening we’ll be having our adult teaching and worship at The Hall 8pm – 9.15pm. Here there will be an opportunity for prayer following the service. This service will also be live streamed on YouTube this term. 

Community Groups  

In addition, we would also love to welcome you into the wider Grace Church family through Community Groups. Community Groups are a great place for students and 20s to experience belonging, exploring faith and connecting with those in different stages of life. 

We have Community Groups scattered across the city and would love to connect you if this is something that you are interested in. 

Equipping Ministries 

To support the life of the Church we also run a number of ministries to help us with specific areas of need. The Alpha Course, STEPS, Marriage Courses, Parenting Courses and The Bible Course are among the ministries that you can expect to see and hear about at Grace.

Do email find us on Facebook Grace Church Exeter Students and 20’s.

The Team

Our Student and 20s ministry is headed up by Esther, Lydia and Stu. Esther is going into her second year at Exeter studying Psychology and Lydia is in her final year working towards a PhD in History. Stu (decades ago) studied Politics and Economics at Exeter Uni too. Stu now works full-time for Grace Church as our Lead Pastor. They all know the joys and challenges that can be involved in both student and young adult life, and are well equipped to help you through your time in Exeter.

Stu, Esther & Lydia would love to meet you and grab a coffee (tea or juice!) to welcome you to Exeter! Feel free to come and say hello at any of our gatherings or reach out to us through any of the following channels:

You can connect with us on our Facebook page:


Or Instagram @gracechurchexeter

Do email the team at and we’ll get back to you. 

Week to week we also communicate through our WhatsApp group so let us know if you would like to be added to our group to keep you in the loop. 🙂