As a Christian organisation partnering with local churches is core to our vision and values.

With our missional and relational outlook as well as our experience of working with communities, we are ideally placed to act as a bridge between churches and their unchurched communities.

Through our church partnerships we act as a catalyst to empower local churches to reach out to children and young people for the benefit of the whole community.

Our President

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter forges a close link between the Diocese of Exeter and the YMCA

We have a number of church partnerships through which we jointly deliver youth, children’s and families work. These partnerships are:

We run a fortnightly children’s’ group for ages 8-11 (details here)

We run two weekly community youth sessions in the Beacon Centre (details here)

A new children’s and family project launching later in 2019 (details to follow)

Church supporters

We receive monthly and quarterly financial donations from several local churches who are committed to supporting the work of the YMCA. These churches are:


Past projects

In the past we have supported churches and Christians organisations to reach their communities by setting up Job Clubs to provide employment and training support.