Friday, October 16, 2009


Over the last 2 years we've been reading the bible and praying together about the subject of women and particular roles in ministry, especially in the areas of leadership team and preaching. Following this process of review and discussion, Belmont’s teaching and leadership roles are now open to women as well as men. Various papers were produced as we came to that decision, but we’ve now produced a summary paper outlining the new position and the thinking behind it. Click here for a copy of the summary booklet.

If you are making one of our Christmas Angels, click here for a copy of the template

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Home Group Notes and Guides

This term’s studies will be in the book of Hebrews, which will be the basis of our Spring evening services Do you think we sometimes make our faith a bit too complicated? Too many add-ons, too many ‘Jesus plus….?’ Or does it ever feel like we’re working and working for Jesus but just getting nowhere? Are we ever tempted to quietly drop out of the faith race and record a weary and disillusioned ‘Did not Finish’? Some of the earliest followers of Jesus knew what all that felt like, and in this powerful letter got a rousing, inspiring, loving, Jesus-centred encouragement to keep going. And we can get it too! SLOBS will operate as usual a week in advance of the studies except on 7th February when, because of the Joint Churches Prayer Night on 24th January, it will be on the Sunday immediately before HGs.

If you are leading the study time, you will find it helpful to come along to the Study Leaders Own Bible Study which takes place during the evening service a few days ahead of the study itself. Check the programme card or house group news for more detail. The current notes are available by clicking on the links below:
22 April
2 May
16 May
6 June
20 June

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Contact Workers

'Contact' is a year long programme of involvement in serving at Belmont 20 hours a week in various activities whilst working in a part-time job. To get an insight into what Contact is all about, have a look at the video below.

Click here to see the video

For more information, contact Paul Webber or Clive Hughes at the Belmont office.

Friday, October 3, 2008

03 Under Fives

Belmont Chapel runs lots of activities during term time for Under Fives to keep them busy and happy!

Toddler groups run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10.00am

325 Club for children aged 3 to 5 meets on Thursday afternoons from 1.00-2.30pm. Children may be left so that parents can enjoy a bit of free time.

Bash 'n Bang runs on Fridays at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

If you would like to find out more or join any of these groups, please contact Ele Hine on 01392 258029 or via email

We also run parenting groups, a mums' support group and a Saturday morning drop-in for dads and toddlers. Please see the parenting link on the right for more information about these groups.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Welcome to Belmont Chapel Who are we? Belmont Chapel is a

Welcome to Belmont Chapel

Who are we?
Belmont Chapel is a large congregation of Christians meeting in the centre of the city of Exeter. We are an independent, evangelical church with strong bible teaching, lively worship and the involvement of as many people as possible in the running of the church.

Our aim is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with people who don't yet know him and to deepen the discipleship of Christians who already know him.

Want to find out more about being a Christian?
If you're curious about the Christian faith then we'd like to help you find out more. This term we're running two groups for people like you - please check out the 'Just looking' link on the right.

Sunday services
Our Sunday morning services are at 9.30am (with youthwork and creche) & 11.15 am (with creche) and our evening service is at 6.30pm. You will be very welcome to join us at any of our services.

During the week
Belmont is a hive of activity with groups for people of all ages. You can find out more by clicking on the links to the right. We encourage everyone who comes to Belmont regularly to join a home group. These are small groups which meet fortnightly in homes around the city for bible study, prayer and support.

Please browse the links on this page to find out more about Belmont or contact the Office on 01392 258029 or email if there is anything you would like to know.

Monday, September 8, 2008



The Care Team is responsible for coordinating the pastoral care at Belmont. Most of the day-to-day pastoral care takes place through our network of home groups, but there are time when we all need a little extra support and that's where the Care Team can help out. Our aim is to extend God's love to people in ways that will help them grow as Christians.

We regularly run “The Marriage Course”. Privacy as a couple is always respected. There is NO GROUP DISCUSSION and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else. Further details of the course can be obtained from and information about the courses being offered by Belmont Chapel is available by emailing Mike and Sue Cox (our marriage support coordinators) at with your contact details.
The next course starts in early January 2010.
Mike and Sue also have a leaflet listing appropriate organisations to contact for specialist marital help. This can be made available in complete confidence.

Contact: To find out more about pastoral care at Belmont Chapel, please contact Karol Chew in the Office on 01392 258029 or email


Parenting courses
For a number of years at Belmont we have run courses to help parents find ways of being more effective and enjoying family life more. Both mums and dads have found these courses relaxing and enjoyable, and have had lots of laughs and made new friends. Here are a few comments from parents who have been on previous courses: I gained so much from the friendship and ideas of other parents ... Doing this course made me really think about how I interact with my children ... The relaxed, friendly approach was just what I needed at the end of a busy day'.

We're running an 8-week course this summer for parents of children aged 0-6 years. The course starts on Monday 10 May, 7.30pm, and you'd be very welcome to come along. To enrol or find out more, contact Val Symons in the Belmont Office on 01392 258029 or email and we'll be in touch.

Mums' prayer support group
Every Monday morning 9.30-11.00 am a group of mums meets together to chat and pray together. Please contact Helen on 01392 678261 or Jane on 01392 677558 if you'd like to come along.

Dads and toddlers
Dads and toddlers meets on the 2nd Saturday each month 10.00-11.30am in the Hall. Get to spend some time with other dads and give the kids a chance to let off steam! Just come along - you'll be very welcome.