The Parish of Central Exeter offers a variety of services, drawing upon both traditional and contemporary strands. The monthly 8.00am Sunday morning services in St Pancras use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; the twice monthly eucharist in St Olave and the more flexible communion services at St Stephen's use Common Worship. In addition, an informal act of worship, Meeting Point, is held in St Stephen's twice a month.

St Stephens is the venue for Meeting Point, a form of morning prayer, usually lay-led, and often including time for discussion and/or quiet reflection.

During the week a simple form of communion, using present-day language and lasting about half an hour, is held on Tuesday lunch-times in St Pancras.

In St Pancras, one Friday evening a month, there is Prayer Around the Cross, a lay-led service, which draws upon the meditative style and music developed by the Taizé community in France.

Add to these such one-off services as Christmas Day and a midweek Harvest Festival in October, and the Parish can claim that, although not catering for all worshipping tastes, it offers a fairly broad spectrum.

Sunday Services (See also Newsletter pdf download)


Sunday 3rd December

10.30am - Holy Communion - St Stephen


Sunday 10th December

8.00am - Holy Communion - (BCP) - St Pancras

9.30am - Eucharist - St Olave

10.30am - Meeting Point - St Stephen


Sunday 17th December

10.30am - Holy Communion - St Stephen

Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

9.30am - Eucharist - St Olave

Monday 24th December (Christmas Day)

10.00am - Holy Communion - St Stephen


Revd.  Sheila Swarbrick (01392 438866) may  be contacted to provide pastoral care.

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Weekday Services of Holy Communion (Tuesdays)

December 5th, 12th and 19th - 1.15pm, St Pancras.


Sacred Space
Prayer, reflection and silence
No meeting in December (normally 1st Wednesday at 5.30pm, St Pancras)


Prayer around the Cross
Meditative service with music from Taizé
Friday 8th December at 7.00pm, St Pancras




Bible study group

Wednesdays 6th and 13th - 2.30pm in Daphne Smith's flat


Parish prayer group