Welcome to the Diocese of Exeter

Thank you for visiting our site and being interested in joining us in serving God in Devon. We are a large diocese, though contained (just about!) within the geographical boundaries of the county of Devon. Contrary to the picture postcard imagery of Devon, there is much to challenge here and much to do! We have more than 500 parishes and mission communities and more than 600 churches of all shapes and sizes, from our very small rural churches to market town minsters and large urban churches in Plymouth and Exeter.

We also have 131 church schools and academies, both primary and secondary, educating 28,000 children. Thanks to the grace of God, we are also a growing church, having experienced growth in those worshipping in the diocese over the last two years.

And importantly we are a serving church, working with partners at the heart of many projects to improve people’s lives in the county. Whatever your background, whatever your passion, there is a place for you here to flourish and live out your calling.

Do explore this site further to discover the opportunities we have.


Why come and work in the Diocese of Exeter? If the scenery, lifestyle and friendliness isn't enough to attract you, listen to three of our clergy talk about why they love being here...