St John the Evangelist

Church Building

The Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Withycombe Raleigh is a large and attractive building, built in 1865 to accommodate the growing population of the village and to replace the much smaller and older church of St. Michael and All Angels, which was located near the school. It has a number of interesting features: a stained glass window by Morris & Co. lovely plaster column capitals depicting various forms of flora and fauna, including a red squirrel, a good and well maintained 3 manual organ


The Church of England (Anglican) Parish of Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth in the Diocese of Exeter (Devon) in the UK. Our three churches are the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Withycombe Raleigh; St. John in the Wilderness and All Saints’ Exeter Road, Exmouth.

The Parish Office,
The Parish Church Hall
Withycombe Village Road
Exmouth EX8 3AE​

Tel.: 01395 272239 (Monday -  Friday 10.00am  -  11.00 am)

Please see our Safeguarding Policy here

If you have a concern about the safety or someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs. Amanda Longbottom who can be contacted on Tel: 01395 272309 or email:

Please ONLY use this number and email address for safeguarding concerns and NOT general enquiries. Thank you.

The link to the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details is –

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 1111