Summer ’19 Activities

Over the school summer holidays we’re doing a few different things. Church is about community and family, so we’re still being church, but we’re just not always meeting to have a service.

To keep it simple, we’ll still be meeting at 10:30 on Sunday mornings, but the details of each week are below.

You’re really welcome to invite friends to any of these, but especially the social activities.

For outdoor events, if anything changes because of the weather we’ll post an update on the home page of this website and put a comment on our Facebook group


SUNDAY 28th JULY
Exeter Vineyard Goes To The Beach

We’re going to hang out at Exmouth Beach, gathering from 10:30 and you can stay as long as you want. We’ll meet on the beach near the Lifeboat Station, here.

You can bring lunch and the official word on BBQs is:

A spokesman for East Devon District Council said: “Barbecues are allowed on our beaches but must be removed when finished and disposed of carefully. Please don’t place them in plastic litter bins. You are not allowed to light an open fire on the beach. Please be aware that the sand under a barbecue can hold enough heat to burn you for a short time after the barbecue has been removed, so please be considerate to other beach users and please don’t leave an unattended hazard.”


SUNDAY 4th AUGUST
Summer Service

A one hour service at St Leonards Primary School, with sung worship and a Bible-based talk. There are activity packs for pre-schoolers and, after the sung worship, there are sessions for Launch children (5 years old to end of primary school) and Elevate (secondary school and college)



SUNDAY 11th AUGUST
Exeter Vineyard Does Scattered Socials

There’s lots of different options on Sunday 11th. Choose one you fancy doing. All start at 10:30am. Feel free to invite friends.

(If you know the people you can contact them before to let them know you’re coming but this isn’t necessary. We’re not giving out their contact details on the website, but you can contact the office if you need to have a message passed on – although office is not open full-time in August)

HEAVITREE PARK AND POOLS – Joe & Jenny H
Meet at the pools in Heavitree Pleasure Ground
Fun in the park, with the paddling pools for a cooling dip! Perfect for young kids. Bring a picnic if you want and invite other families.

COASTAL WALK & PICNIC – Harry & Barbara A
Meet outside Rockfish, Exmouth
Walk along the coast path to Sandy Bay and back – with coffee stop. If you want to stay longer, we’re meeting the cycling group for lunch (buy or bring packed)

COFFEE & TEACAKES – Celia R
In Whimple
Enjoy a civilised morning in Clive and Celia’s home. Contact them (via the office) for directions and to give rough numbers

BACON BUTTIES – John & Jane V
In Central Exeter
At John and Jane’s home in central Exeter. Enjoy brunch and conversation. Contact them (via the office) for directions and so they have rough numbers for catering.

PADDLEBOARDING – Matt & Jo W
Meet at the far end of Dawlish Warren (Outer) Car Park
Hang out at for fun at the beach and bring a picnic lunch. Matt has three paddleboards if you’d like to have a go.

RIVER EXE CYCLE – Alison S
Meet at the cycle racks at Darts Farm
Enjoy the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail from Darts Farm to Exmouth. It’s a 1.5 hour cycle along a mostly level path. In Exmouth they’ll connect with the walking group for lunch. You can hire bikes at Darts Farm and you can cycle or get the train back.


SUNDAY 18th AUGUST
Summer Service

A one hour service at St Leonards Primary School, with sung worship and a Bible-based talk. There are activity packs for pre-schoolers and, after the sung worship, there are sessions for Launch children (5 years old to end of primary school) and Elevate (secondary school and college)


SUNDAY 25th AUGUST
Exeter Vineyard Goes To The Bush Conference

The Bush Conference is a weekend of worship, teaching and general hanging out in the beautiful Devon countryside just outside Crediton. It happens over the whole Bank Holiday weekend, but you can visit any of the sessions, including their Sunday morning worship service at 10:30.

More details here: www.bushconference.org.uk


SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

We’re back to our normal Sunday services, starting at 10:30am at St Leonards School, with activities for children