Confirmation Classes begin for May 2023 Confirmands

Bishop Rob’s next visitation to Christ Church will take place on May 7, 2023. 

We will be offering a confirmation class for young people who will be close to their 13th birthday and older.  Our first class will be Sunday November 6 at 11:30 a.m. ,with lunch provided in the Community Room (located downstairs in the Harris Hall). 

Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Those who were baptized at an early age are expected to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism. 

If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact the rector Mark Pendleton at mpendleton@christchurchexeter.org or phone the office. 

Formation and Community

Tuesday Morning Bible Study 

Join the clergy each Tuesday morning in the Dodd Room to study the Bible readings for the following Sunday.

It is an hour of conversation and reflection.

Previous Book Studies

Fall 2022

Our Rector, Mark Pendleton, hosted a book discussion this Fall via Zoom, focused on Evicted by Matthew Desmond, to help our members to engage and respond to the impact of the housing crisis in our community.

Click here to open the guide for Evicted.

Click here to watch a video introduction to Evicted.

" In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. " - Read more here

Winter 2020

Our Advent on a Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome

Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland, and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God. 

Fall 2020

Our Shared Work: Seeing White and Becoming Anti-Racist 

We spent four Monday evenings checking in with one another on the ongoing work of racial reconciliation. Join Mark via Zoom at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, September 21. We will convene online again on October 5 & 19 and on November 2. We will reassess after those first four conversations. 

We recommend the Podcast "Seeing White" -- a series that unpacks the history of race and racism. This process and work will be ongoing – it is not a four-week project rather a place and a time to begin again. 

Join us to learn, pray, and act.


Confirmation Class: May 2021

The next confirmation class for youth begins in November 2022.  

We will use resources that expose youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, church history, prayer, and serving others, and ask them to think through what they believe and why. We emphasize finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. We trust that when people put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why they will make good choices about their next step in faith.