Soul Exeter is a monthly youth celebration for youth from across the area. It offers a small taste of Soul Survivor through the year, since we have a great partnership with them and love their vision and values. Even more importantly it exists to encourage and equip young people to live out their faith in their localities and churches.

It brings young people together from across Devon for a bigger event than local churches can offer. It focusses on worship, Biblical teaching and Spirit-filled ministry in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It’s open to all youth, but is probably most geared at 15+. Younger youth are really welcome, but it is deliberately aimed at the older youth.

It happens on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Mary Arches Church, Mary Arches Street, Exeter, EX4 3BA.. It begins at 7pm with a café/tuck shop and the main event starts at 7.30pm. It ends at 9.30pm, but youth can hang out in the café until 10pm. It only costs £2 to get in.

Who is Soul Exeter for?

Soul Exeter is aimed at young people across Devon aged 15+. We want Soul Exeter to be a mini monthly taste of Soul Survivor throughout the year to inspire them in their faith.

The Values of Soul Exeter

We are passionate about young people encountering the living God and being changed from the inside out as a result. At Soul Exeter, we prioritise three things in particular; worship, teaching and prayer ministry.

The History of Soul Exeter

Soul Exeter was established in 2002, when two local vicars asked Mike Pilavachi for help. They said that their children went to Soul Survivor and had a fantastic time and then really struggled through the year with nothing anything like Soul Survivor in Devon. Mike offered to send down a team to do a monthly event for 300 young people. When the vicars said that they could never get 300, he said how about 200. Again they said it wasn’t possible, in the end they compromised at 30! For a year, each month some of Soul Survivor’s best worship leaders and speakers came and led Soul Exeter. Then Soul Survivor sent other friends to help out, whilst helping it become self-sufficient. They do still tend to send someone on an annual visit to keep up the connection and encourage us!