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There are many churches in Exeter belonging to different Christian denominations and an Anglican cathedral. It is the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. The present building was complete by about 1400, and has the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England, and other notable features. The Anglican churches form the Exeter Deanery
There is also a synagogue on Mary Arches Street - the third oldest in England, built in 1761. Exeter's mosque & Islamic Centre is on York Road, and serves the Southwest region as well as the city. There are plans to construct a purpose-built mosque on the same site.
According to the last census, in 2001 69.12% of the population stated their religion as Christian, which is lower than the regional average of 73.99% and the national average of 71.74%. All other religions were under 1%, which was slighter higher than regional averages, although much lower than national averages, except for Buddhism, which was slightly higher than the average. 20.45% stated as having no religion, which was higher than the regional average of 16.75% and the national average of 14.59 and the percentage of people not stating their religion was also slightly higher.
Rugby union is popular in the South West: Exeter's clubs are the Exeter Chiefs (who currently play in National Division One and were runners-up in the 2007/08 season), Wessex and Exeter Saracens.
Exeter has a diverse and thriving music scene for a city of its size.
Chris Martin, the singer of Coldplay was born in this city.
The city museum is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Queen Street. The Museum also runs St Nicholas Priory which is just off Fore street. Exeter Phoenix and the adjacent digital Media Centre occupies the former university site in Gandy Street and programmes international, national and outstanding regional artists. Spacex is a long established modern art gallery
Exeter List Website, is a monthly 'what's on' listings guide for Exeter and the Heart of Devon. Exeter's Essential Guide.
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