What we do

Core Groups

Core Groups are small groups that meet in people’s home in and around the city. Groups take place during the week and run during the school term times (often throwing the odd social during this time).

An average Core group would contain a short activity to focus on God or worship together, a chance to discuss the theme of the previous Sunday’s message, time to pray together and copious amounts of tea, coffee and snacks!

We don’t assign people to Core Groups and you don’t need to put your name on a waiting list. Just choose a group, get in touch with the leaders on a Sunday or via the office and then go along and check it out. You don’t have to go back if you don’t like it, but we’re sure you’ll find the groups great!

If you’d like some help about choosing a group to try catch one of the leaders on Sunday or get in touch with the office. They can advise about locations, times and make up of the groups.

Si and Sal

Tuesdays | Si & Sal

Kenton @ 7:45pm weekly

Si and Sal live in Kenton with their two little girls. Si works for the YMCA and Sal is a nurse. This group is great if you are local to this area or are near the Countess Wear side of Exeter.

Clive and celia

Tuesdays | Clive & Celia

Whimple @ 8pm weekly

Clive and Celia live to the east of the city in Whimple. This group is more (…ahem…) mature but everyone and anyone can expect a very warm welcome.

Llew and stella

Tuesdays | Llew & Stella

Pinhoe, Exeter @ 7:45pm weekly

Llew & Stella have spent many years living in South Africa and now make their home in Exeter with their two grown up children. Their group meets at their house in Pinhoe.

Terri and Barbara

Tuesdays | Terri & Barbara

Exmouth @ 7:30pm weekly

Terri is a retired art teacher and still enjoys all things creative. Barbara is a Psychotherapist Counsellor and is involved in Exeter Vineyard’s pastoral team. Their Core Group meets in Barbara’s home in Exmouth.


Tuesdays | Dave

Central Exeter @ 7:45pm weekly

Dave’s Core Group is just for guys! We want to see how we can encourage each other’s faith in the middle of real life. Some weeks we’ll meet in the Imperial (over a drink – and food if you want) and we’ll chat about a prearranged theme. Other times we’ll meet in central Exeter.

Phil and PJ

Wednesdays | Phil & PJ

Broadfields, Exeter @ 7:30pm weekly

Phil and PJ have three children and live in Broadfields, next to Heavitree in Exeter. PJ works for Exeter Vineyard as our Operations Manager.

Adam, Simon and natalie

Wednesdays | Adam, Simon & Natalie

Whipton @ 7:30pm weekly

Simon and Natalie both teach in exeter and Adam is a PhD researcher at Exeter University. Their group meets in Simon and Natalie’s home in Whipton.


Wednesdays | Anna

Central Exeter @ 8pm weekly

Anna works at Exeter University and lives in Central Exeter with her husband Chris and their beautiful little girl. Anna leads a ladies Bible study group from her home.

Mark and Judith

Wednesdays | Mark & Judith

Exeter @ 7:30pm weekly

A 10 week course designed to get an overview of the Bible and to discover something about the life of some of the main characters we meet.