Deanery of Christianity (Exeter)

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The Deanery of Christianity is a deanery in the Archdeaconry of Exeter, Diocese of Exeter. The deanery covers most of the city of Exeter. It takes the name "Christianity" because there is a tradition that a diocese and a deanery should not share the same name.

Benefice of Alphington (St Michael and All Angels)[edit]

Parishes within the mission community:

  • St Michael and All Angels, Alphington
  • St George, Shillingford St George
  • St Ida, Ide


  • Mike Partridge - rector and priest in charge

Benefice of Cathedral (St Peter)[edit]


  • Jonathan Draper - Dean of Exeter
  • Carl Turner - canon precentor
  • Andrew Godsall - canon chancellor
  • Paul Avis - canon theologian
  • Ian Morter - canon treasurer

Benefice of Central Exeter (St Stephen, St Mary Arches, St Olave, St Pancras, St Petrock)[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:

  • St Stephen with St Mary Arches
  • St Olave with St Pancras and St Petrock


  • Jonathan Draper - priest in charge-designate
  • Ann Hall - assistant curate (NSM)
  • Sheila Swarbrick - assistant curate (NSM)

Benefice of Countess Wear (St Luke)[edit]


  • Richard Jeffery Priest in charge of Countess Wear

Benefice of Exeter St David (St David with St Michael and All Angels)[edit]


  • Maria Hearl - assistant curate

Benefice of Exeter St James (St James)[edit]


  • Henry Pryse Rector of St James′

Benefice of Exeter St Leonard with Holy Trinity (St Leonard and Holy Trinity)[edit]


  • Simon Austin Rector of St Leonard's
  • Chris Keane Associate Minister

Other staff:

  • Rachel Holyome Youth Minister
  • Sophie Gower Associate Women's Minister
  • Helen Morrissey Ministry Assistant
  • Tom Richards Ministry Assistant
  • Jonnie Armstrong Ministry Assistant
  • Joanna Raven Ministry Assistant

Benefice of Exeter St Mark, St Sidwell and St Matthew (St Mark, St Sidwell and St Matthew)[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:


Benefice of Heavitree and St Mary Steps[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:

  • Heavitree (St Michael and All Angels) with St Lawrence, St Clare and St Paul.
  • St Mary Steps (St Mary)
  • Trinity Conventional District


  • Robin Eastoe Priest in Charge
  • Jonny Elvin Curate-in-Charge (Conventional District of Trinity at Clyst Heath)
  • Paul Morrell Team Vicar (St Paul's Burnthouse Lane)
  • Jolyon Seward Team Vicar (Heavitree and St Lawrence)
  • David Apps (Semi-Retired)
  • John Fairweather (Semi-Retired)
  • Vincent Gillett
  • Roy James
  • Peter Lee

Benefice of Exeter St Thomas and Emmanuel[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:

  • Exeter St Thomas (St Thomas the Apostle) with St Andrew
  • Exeter Emmanuel (Emmanuel) with St Philip


  • Nicholas Edwards, Team Rector
  • Anne Dowdeswell, Team Vicar
  • Georgina Vye, Curate

Benefice of Exwick (St Andrew)[edit]


  • Jerry Bird, Priest in charge

Benefice of Whipton (St Boniface with Holy Trinity)[edit]


  • John Byatt Priest-in-Charge

Exeter Network Church: an extra-parochial place of worship[edit]


  • Jon Soper

Leadership team

  • Jo Soper
  • James McClune
  • Tatty Wilson

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