St Stephen’s, St Pancras’, St Petrock’s, St Olave’s and St Martin’s will be open daily to the public between 10am and 4pm.

The Holy Communion service in the parish is on Sunday 2nd June at St Stephen’s church at 10.30am. 

There is a lunchtime service of Holy Communion in St Pancras’ on Thursday 13th June at 12noon. 

All information about services is below. 

                                                          Memories of Ministry

Our parish rector, Revd Sheila Swarbrick, has been a minister for 30 years and is celebrating this special anniversary on Tuesday 14th May. She looks back on the last 30 years of her ministry in the link below…

Sheila’s Memories


Seeking Silence?

Join us for meditation within the prayerful walls of St Pancras’ church on the first Wednesday of every month from 5.15pm to 6pm.

Join us this Winter for meditation with Dawn in the peaceful church of St Pancras’ situated in the Guildhall Centre. Dawn leads us into silence by reading from an inspirational passage followed by a short practice of mindful breathing to calm our bodies and thoughts and so enter silence. During the silence we meditate according to our own practice, by following our breath or by repeating a mantra. the silence is for us to have space away from a busy world and a busy mind. The silence gives us time to reflect and be still. The silence brings us to a place of Being form which we can touch our true selves and find peace. 


We are finding new ways to serve the community and to worship. Please see online worship material on our Services page and more on the Exeter Diocesan website here. Also, see up to date news on our Newsletters page. If you would like to contact us please see the following numbers/addresses:

Pastoral Tel: 01392 438866 (pastoral support; prayer requests; information on funerals, weddings, baptisms)

Admin Tel: 07856 848121 or email:

Our Facebook address: @parishofcentralexeter

          Exeter Community Wellbeing: 01392 265000 or email:

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 monthly Eucharist in St Olave’s and the more flexible communion services at St Stephen’s use Common Worship. In addition, an informal act of worship, Crossing Place, is held in St Stephen’s once a month.

Our Commitments

Being part of God’s mission of love and reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ, we are committed to:

Giving breathing space

  • Providing an open, inclusive and non-judgemental environment
  • Providing a range of innovative opportunities, within the Anglican tradition, for individual and collective worship and prayer
  • Providing creative ways for personal and spiritual growth

Living the values

  • Supporting ourselves and others through prayer and action
  • Responding to the challenge of climate change by reflecting and acting on our decision-making and behaviour to promote sustainability
  • Informing others about our faith and welcoming them to share our fellowship

Engaging with the city

  • Using our resources to benefit the communal and Christian life of the city
  • Working with other agencies and churches
  • Making innovative use of our historical buildings


If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

  • Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mary Keaney, tel No: 07856 848121
  • Or find the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team details here

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11

If  you are experiencing Domestic Abuse or know of someone experiencing Domestic Abuse please see the following  link for support agencies and telephone numbers Domestic Abuse Support Contacts