about us

welcome to st matthias!

We hope you find out what you need to know on these pages and we look forward to meeting you soon!

We’re a church family of around 300 people of all ages and you will see on these web pages and on Facebook, that we offer a wide range of styles of church service and activities. Everyone is welcome, and not everything happens on Sundays.  We even have our own Preschool.  We’re part of the Church of England, represented in Devon by the Diocese of Exeter.  

Like any church family, some of us have a lot of faith and some of us have little. However, we journey with each other as followers of Jesus. We’re discovering more of the incredible love that God the Father has for us, and the fullness of life that the Holy Spirit gives us.  While we take God and the Bible seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously!

 If you want to explore what being a Christian is all about, we regularly run the Alpha Course you can find out more about that and other FAQs you may have here.  Having said that, if you’d like to just have a chat, please feel free to contact us so that we can arrange a time to meet.

We’re entering an exciting new chapter at St Matts.  Having outgrown the space in the Hall for some informal services, we’ve just completed a major refurbishment of the church to give us space to grow in and to serve our community better.

If you do come along for a service please make yourself known to one of the clergy or welcome teams so that we can begin to get to know you better. We have good level access and toilets too – and don’t worry if you’re unsure how you’ll manage with even small children or babies.  We expect children to be themselves – children! 


           We look forward to meeting you.

                 May God bless you,


                             (the Rector).