Welcome to Exeter Temple Corps
The Salvation Army in Exeter exists to please God and make Jesus known.
Where we are
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Major Robert Elliott
FCMI, FInstLM, FITOL CO Exeter Temple & DME Practitioner East Devon, Teignbridge & Torbay
Prayer meeting 09.30 - open to all. Please join us, at any time, in prayer for the day ahead, the Corps and our wider world.
No need to wait in the foyer!
10.30 - 11.30ish Morning Worship
Our morning worship is followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet and chat together. Hand sanitisers are available on the tables and many refreshments are wrapped.
Sunday 19 June meeting conducted Sue & Malcolm Camp-Richards
Sunday 26th June Meeting conducted by Divisional Leaders - Majors Steve and Mandy White
Takeaway meals for those in need in the community, are served by volunteers in the lower hall from 1pm. Please speak to Major Sue Camp-Richards or Bandmaster Peter Woolway if you would like to be included in this avenue of service.
Please note that there is limited on-street parking which requires payment and is patrolled regularly 7 days a week. There is a large car park at Cathedral and Quay. Pedestrian exit from top floor.
Monday and Wednesdays: Parents and Tots 10 - 12noon in school term time. Community Hall at rear of the building in the Lucky Lane entrance.
Tuesday: 2pm Employment Plus
Tuesday: Songster rehearsal 7pm Band rehearsals 8.15pm
We are now pleased to be able to continue our ministry in the City Centre selling our publications on Thursday or Friday mornings. Marks and Spencer have welcomed our return to their forecourt in the High Street. Payment can be made in cash or using the contactless machine. There are some new members joining the team which is very encouraging.
Friday mornings 10 - 12 CONNECT club.
Also on Friday evenings BP sections meet. (School term times)
It has been good to welcome new soldiers and adherents to our rolls. We have welcomed people into the building who have read notices both inside and outside of our hall. The Connect club and the BP sections have benefitted from this.
Please continue to support our Commanding Officer, the Leadership team and our congregation as we have returned to worship and other activities and embrace further our Building Scheme. It is hoped that we shall start to see some of the building plan coming to fruition later this year.
CSM - Nicholas Walton
CS - Major Lawrie Brown
CT - Philip Jones
BM - Peter Woolway
SL - Patricia Downie
RS - Major Sue Camp-Richards
Communications Sec - Jane Williams
The Corps Council comprises all the above plus:
Major Alan Read
Mrs Carol Hawker
Mrs Gilly Taylor
Mr. Mark Elliot
Mr. Tim Morris
The Property Steering Group:
Nicholas Walton, Philip Jones, Peter Woolway, Malcolm Camp-Richards,
Major Alan Read, Carol Hawker, David Wicks, Les Williams
Friday mornings 10 -12
Come along for a coffee, chat, read the newspaper and participate in a wide variety of activities (table tennis, bowling), board games, jigsaw puzzles and crafts. A chance to meet and chat with coffee/tea and a cake or participate in a wide range of activities, crafts and board games.
Fish and chip lunches can be ordered too on the first Friday of each month.
If you would like to help setting up equipment, making tea and coffee, or help with crafts, please speak to Major Sue or Malc Camp-Richards or Majors Carolyn and Alan Read.
Every week around 15 volunteers from our Community Team make meals and sandwiches, prepare goody bags, food parcels and make occasional necessary deliveries to those in need. Currently, a number of meals are prepared and given out each weekend on Saturday afternoon and Sunday lunchtime in a takeaway style. We are still continuing to work offering practical support with meals and food parcels, some clothing items, and always spiritual support with a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.
During school holidays we are also able to offer food parcels and toys to families who need support.
If you would like to help us financially please use our Just Giving page.
There is a QR code on the wall inside the foyer and one on the outside notice board. It is good to know that recently the QR code has been used several times.
Did you know that you can also raise money for The Salvation Army every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you? If you shop through Smile.Amazon.co.uk you can nominate The Salvation Army as your chosen charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% on purchases. Please note this is not a local donation but one that benefits the wider Salvation Army.
Other retailers are available and we're sure many of you will want to shop local once lifting of restrictions make it more comfortable to do so. However, if you are purchasing from Amazon you can raise money at the same time.
If you donate to funds such as the SA Ukraine fund, please Gift Aid your donation which makes it worth more and you are also able to ask for the transfer of money to be waived.
For any enquiries re finance please speak to Treasurer Phil Jones 07944389715
On Sunday 12th June we enjoyed the leadership of our guest visitors Howard and Heather Evans. A day of joy.
You are warmly invited to join us at the next Temple Praise on October 2nd at 3.30pm for a programme of music and praise by local musicians and a guest, followed by fellowship and refreshments.
Free admission with tea and cakes provided at the end of the worship session.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Tel 07787568654 or 07824770676
Parking: On street parking in Colleton Crescent or Cathedral and Quay car park - exit by top floor
Temple Praise in the coming months
Sunday October 2nd Visit by David Daws
Sunday December 4th Christmas Praise
Our Mission Journal shows that in order to fulfil plans for the future for the Corps and the community we needed to set up a substantial building fund. It was accepted that this would be a lengthy process, and rather than let fatigue set in we would try to enjoy our fund raising and so entitled this "Fun" raising.
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to book dates at St Stephen's Church in the High Street for Coffee Mornings on the following Saturdays in 2022 - 23rd July, 24th September and 26th November from 10am - 12noon.
We are always asking for volunteers to make tea and coffee and sell cakes and some bric a brac. Please speak to Major Robert if you are able to assist.
Dates for your diary
Sat/Sun 16/17th July Commissioning, Congress and Symphony Sounds. Combined events in a new venue. Please look at the Territorial site to order tickets for the events.
Sat 17th/18th September Visit of International Staff Songsters. Saturday evening Concert at Exeter Cathedral and Sunday the ISS will visit local prisons for the Prison Ministry. Please see separate information box.
As a Corps we are currently working through the Development of our Missional Journal. We aim to become a Dementia Friendly place of worship. In the first stages towards this, alongside the current Government Guidelines, we have improved signage for entrances, exits and toilets, have a designated Welcome team and photographs of the Corps Leaders.
All Corps Council members and Senior Leaders have attended Dementia Awareness, and most have attended the SA Safeguarding course and this will be reviewed again shortly. A short safeguarding video will be shown to all the Corps in July.
Please contact the Corps Office by telephone or email if you have specific needs or requirements.
Thursday mornings 10.15 am KIT club, (Keep in touch) with coffee and/or breakfast at a local venue. We shall be meeting on the last Thursday of each month at the Imperial at 10ish to 12ish. Please contact Philip Jones. 07944389715
Students who are coming to study at the University, Education or Medical Schools are very welcome to join with us. We have a small number of students who occasionally worship with us and some who enjoy meeting up at band and songster rehearsals. We understand that your priorities are your studies but you are always very welcome.
If you are aware of any students who have made applications for the next academic year, please extend our invitation to join us. Please check the Weekly activities module to access times of regular meetings and rehearsals. As well as being part of our weekly worship it has been good to welcome students who have been able to offer voluntary services for community meals preparation. We thank them for this. Some students have enquired as to whether any Salvationist family have available parking spaces during term time. If you have such a facility please could you let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also opportunities to work with our BP sections on a Friday evening.
We endeavour to make links with our local community and invite groups into our hall to learn more of our mission.
The Corps has a thriving BP group of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers and they meet on a Friday evening.
As part of our Missional Journal we are now able to offer this facility.
Some of our Leadership Team undertook the required training a while ago and other Corps members have volunteered but more will be needed.
Mark Elliot is now employed by the SA to oversee and manage this project.
Equipment has been installed and the team are now meeting on a weekly basis.
Major Alan Read is happy to talk to those who would like to know more about this venture.
Employment Plus Locals
Becoming part of a community where you are building your confidence, skills, and discovering new things about yourself - these are some of the positive benefits we've seen people gain from being in work, volunteering or taking part in a work-experience placement through the help of The Salvation Army. Find out more/employment-plus/local-support-jobseekers
Those engaging with the Employment Plus local will benefit from support such as:
- Assisted job searches
- Digital inclusion
- Benefits advice and support
- A listening ear
- Support for digital inclusion. Digital skills are increasingly important for enabling current social participation. Digital inclusion means ensuring people have physical access to the internet as well as the necessary skills, confidence and capabilities to use it. This includes digital assistance for people with their EU Settled Status application.
The official launch, later this year, will involve people from DHQ, THQ, Regional Specialists, the Leadership Team, MP Ben Bradshaw, the Lord Mayor of Exeter, members of the Department of Employment and others.
The ISS will be visiting Exeter on Saturday September 17th and will participate in a concert at Exeter Cathedral at 7.30pm. Sunday 18th will be devoted to the ISS visiting local prisons as part of their Prison Ministry. Some of you will recall that this was previously cancelled due to restrictions by the pandemic, but preparations are now being made for this year's visit.
The International Staff Songsters will be in concert at
Exeter Cathedral, Saturday 17th September at 7.30pm
Tickets £15 - under 18's free if accompanied by parent
There is now a small number of tickets available locally. Please use the Corps email or Corps Telephone number as shown at the beginning of this webpage.
To avoid overwhelming our international colleagues we are not accepting items such as clothes, food or medical supplies. These kind offers are appreciated, but giving money is the quickest, safest, and most direct way to help people and to support the work of The Salvation Army in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Working with International Headquarters, we have systems in place for transferring funds to where they need to go.
Please click on The Salvation Army page and there are clear instructions on how to donate including Gift Aid and how to waive the Transaction fee.
The sum of £1,193.63 has not been sent to THQ but if you wish to give please place your donation in an envelope and place in the collection dish on a Sunday.
On Saturday 23rd April there was a concert in the Temple featuring the Exeter Temple Band and Songsters, and the contemporary vocal group Response. This event to date has realised a total of £2051. The coffee morning raised a total of £1503 we have been able to send £3554 to the appeal.
Thank you to all concerned,
Please remember to Gift Aid your donations to the shop. Speak to the Manager, Sarah, or one of the staff, to get a Gift Aid card which will increase your donation to the Salvation Army. The Gift Aided donations can be accepted at the shop at any time, even when they are unable to receive any other donations.