Funerals at St John the Evangelist

The death of a loved one is a sad and difficult time, but also an opportunity to give thanks for their life and the time we spent together. Here at the Parish Church we try to arrange funerals with families and close friends that reflect something of the life and character of those who have died and offer comfort, support and hope through prayers, readings and hymns at the service.


We can, of course, offer a similar funeral service at one of the crematoria if you would prefer.


It is usual for funerals to be arranged through a funeral director, of which there are several in Exmouth.

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