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Westgate Christian Fellowship
Bartholomew Street West


Royal Mail Postal Address of the Church Building:
Westgate Christian Fellowship,
The Old Baptist Chapel,
Bartholomew Street West,

Church Leadership  from July 2015 the Church is led by a team
Paul Chulu, Mike Coles, Richard Curd,  Bob Jones, Pinder Kaur, Charles Nyeko
Church Building  phone 01392 214129 (Meeting times only)
General enquiries phone Mike Coles 01392 253064 or Richard Curd 01392 215226
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Brief History
Westgate Christian Fellowship’, is a mixture of the old and the new. We are a small fellowship, evangelical in outlook and open to the leading of the Spirit in the worship meetings. Having our beginnings in the house-church/holiness movement in the late 60’s, we now meet in a fine Baptist chapel in the centre of Exeter.

Along with other believers in the city, we aim on Sundays to hear God’s Word through preaching, to express the truth and our devotion in song – traditional and modern – and to be strengthened to live for God and our neighbour in our daily lives. We endeavour to maintain the fellowship aspect of church life and believe we are a welcoming and friendly company.

The Chapel is situated in Bartholomew Street West which is off the South end of Fore Street, Exeter. There are various car parks and parking spaces nearby, regular buses each way in Fore Street 125 metres away. The Original Building was built in 1817. It was used as a Baptist Chapel up to the early sixties when it was sold to a builders merchant and used as storage. The Fellowship purchased the building in 1977 and was completely refurbished and made suitable for use for a church. Nearly all the work was done by church members.

Car Parking & Car Parks
There are a number of streets nearby with on street parking. Sundays charging starts at 11 am and is allowed for 2 hours until 1 pm. Whatever time you arrive before 11 am insert payment into the ticket machine.  Th ticket is then valid until 1 pm. Cost (as at January 2017) £2.20 for the 2 hours. In Fore Street there is on street parking above/below the junction with Bartholomew Street. If you arrive before 10 am there are usually spaces available opposite the Chapel.

Long term car park next to chapel has higher charges, but no parking is allowed after 6 pm.  After 6 pm any day of week: If there is no ‘on street parking’ as you approach the Chapel from Fore Street, turn around and go back to Fore Street. Drive up Fore Street for about 200 metres to the traffic lights, turn left then about 40 metres is the Mary Arches St Car Park 

What we believe:
1 The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
2 The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
3 The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

4 The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
5 The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
6 The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

7 The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
8 The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

9 The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
10 The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
11 The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.