St Peter & St Paul Church, Exton

The Village and its surroundings

St Peter and St Paul, Exton is a 13th Century, Grade II Listed church situated on the site of an earlier church dating back to 940 AD, but much restored during the 19th Century. It lies at the heart of this nuclear village of 50 houses, but the parish also includes a further 28 houses at Preshaw some two miles distant and a dozen outlying houses.

The South Downs Way National Trail goes through the village, straight past the church. The churchyard is quite extensive and very well maintained by a parishioner and the surrounding walls are in good order.

The Church Building

The wonderful stained glass window and Tree of Life at the east end of the church dating from 1900 has been described as the “most exuberant example” of the work of Charles Spooner, an architect of the Arts and Crafts Movement. A set of kneelers in front of the communion rail depicting the four churches of the Meon Bridge Benefce has been embroidered by skilled members of the congregation. The church has a weeping chancel which unusually veers to the right. It can seat 125.

The South Downs Way brings many visitors to the church. The church provides opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer. In summer refreshments are placed in the porch for walkers and cyclists and the parish joins in the Ride and Stride Day organised by the Hampshire and Island Historic Churches Trust.

The church has running water and a loud speaker system. The congregation at the 10.30 am monthly service for the whole benefice enjoys staying for coffee and chat after the service.

Upcoming events...

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 11, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 16, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 17, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 17, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 18, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 23, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 24, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 24, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 25, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 30, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 31, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 31, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 1, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 6, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 7, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 7, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 8, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 13, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 14, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 14, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 15, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 20, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 21, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 21, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 22, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 27, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 28, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 28, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 29, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 4, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 5, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 5, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 6, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 11, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 12, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 12, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 13, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 18, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 19, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 19, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 20, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 25, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 26, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 26, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 27, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Church Fête

July 6, 2019

Do please join us to show your support for the annual Meonstoke, Corhampton and Exton Church Fête; this year to be held…

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