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About us

Our Vision

We want to be a beating heart for the city of Exeter. We want everyone, whoever they are and whatever their story, to know God’s love. People have been worshipping at St Matt’s since Victorian times and though the needs of our community and the city have changed, we continue to seek ways to best serve those needs.

If you want to get involved, there’s plenty going on: from Alpha and Hubs to Creatives, which serve in all areas of church life and beyond, and our prison ministry where we run a monthly service in Exeter prison.

Meet the team


Ed & Jess Hodges

St Matt’s is led by Ed and Jess Hodges. Former students of the city’s university, Ed and Jess have a real heart for the people of Exeter and a passion to see them experience God’s love.

Together with their two daughters they recently moved from London and are so excited to be ‘home’.


Matt Clayton, Associate Vicar


Josh Chesworth, Worship Pastor


Sophie Giles, Operations Director


Cristina Orchard, Administrator

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St Matt’s Exeter
Lower Summerlands, Exeter EX1 2LJ