The Baptists are an orthodox Christian denomination that began in Europe more than 400 years ago. Baptists emphasise Jesus as Head of the Church and the freedom of all people to choose what to believe.

We see the local church as a gathered group of Christian believers who are all encouraged to use their talents to serve God and the world, and which has liberty to worship as Jesus leaders.


Simon is a dad, cyclist, breadmaker and (hopeful) guitarist. He describes himself as an imperfect follower of Jesus, facing the challenges of the world with the assurance of God's unconditional love. He is passionate about helping people explore what following Jesus means in a modern context and in coping with the pressures of everyday life. 

He is the Baptist Chaplain for the University and one of the ministers at South Street Baptist Church in Exeter city centre. Simon has experienced a wide range of university life, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate student and as a chaplain. He is normally available to talk on Streatham campus on a Wednesday morning and is happy to meet for coffee (or tea), pray with you or simply listen, whether you have a faith or simply need a friendly ear. He is more than happy simply to discuss cycle routes in the city or share breadmaking tips.

If you would like to meet him, do get in touch.

Simon Taylor

Baptist Chaplain

Phone: +44 (0) 1392 423011
Mobile: 07968 237278

In the Community

South Street Baptist Church meets at 11am every Sunday morning to worship God and learn more about following Jesus today.

The church also runs Dove Church, an informal service based around a meal - ask Simon for details. There are other Baptist churches in the city too, which Simon can tell you about or put you in contact with.

Please note the entrance to the church is in South Street opposite Market Street

South Street Baptist Church