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
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.