Welcome to Exeter Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship (EDEF)

We are a fellowship of lay people and clergy who belong to churches within the Diocese of Exeter, who share a common basis of faith and support the aims of the Exeter Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

​Click here to go to view our Constitution and our Basis of Faith. A pdf download is available on both pages.

​The EDEF brings together evangelical Christians within the Diocese of Exeter, so that we may effectively contribute to extending the Kingdom of God by:

  • Holding meetings where members meet to consider issues of common interest and to encourage one another
  • Providing a safe place for dialogue between evangelicals of different traditions, so that they may hold together on essentials
  • Encouraging evangelicals to stand for election to synods and to Diocesan boards and committees
  • Representing the views of evangelicals to the bishops and Diocesan staff

Diocesan Evangelical Fellowships have a link with the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) which was first created by John Stott in 1960 to provide a collective evangelical voice within the Church of England.

CEEC is particularly concerned with encouraging evangelism, Bible-based and Christ-centred formation of discipleship, evangelical leadership within the Church of England, and evangelical unity within and outside Anglicanism.