Planning for the St Stephen’s Project commenced in 2004 and completion of the five phase of the project is not expected until, at least, the end of 2012. During this period, consultation, fundraising and liaison with many interested groups and individuals, professional advisors and consultants has taken place and will continue. As we approach a total £1 million raised in the last six-years of effort, the Project team wishes to acknowledge the help received from:

Trusts Providing Financial Support

Alan Evans Memorial Trust

Allchurches Trust

Bonhay Eagle Property Co.

Claude and Margaret Pyke Charity

Devon Historic Churches Trust

Ecclesiastical Charities

Elmgrant Trust

English Heritage

Ernest and Winifred Brook Gift

Exeter Cathedral Dean and Chapter

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust

Exeter Local History Society

Garfield Weston Trust

Heavitree and St Petrock’s Lands Trust

HM Government (via VAT return)

Mary Magdalen Chapel Fund

National Churches Trust

Norman Family Trust

Northcott Devon Foundation

Parish of Central Exeter

Sir John and Lady Amory Trust

St Kerian Trust

Viridor Credits Environment Company

Viscount Amory Trust

Central Parish members

Every member of the Parish of Central Exeter is involved in the St Stephen’s Project in one or more of the seven committees contributing to the Project or by helping and/or supporting the numerous fund-raising events taking place. This involvement has been consistent and enthusiastic over a number of years. The sense of ‘doing something for the Exeter community’ is very real.

Community group volunteers

Several times a week, volunteers linked to a local charity or community group are present in St Stephen’s not only to provide support of members of the visiting public, but to publicise their activities, seek new members, and raise funds for their cause.  The whole purpose of the St Stephen’s Project is to provide support for these groups of volunteers who do so much for the social life of Exeter and its surrounding area.

the Project Patrons

The Bishop of Exeter; The Lord Mayor of Exeter;  Exeter’s Member of Parliament

Consultants to the Project

Council for the Care of Churches; Diocese of Exeter; English Heritage; Exeter City Council; The Georgian Group; Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; our Design Team of professional consultants and above all, for their continued support and encouragement, we thank….

the people of Exeter