Funerals at 

St John in the Wilderness

A funeral is an occasion both of sadness and celebration: sadness at parting, but also – very importantly - celebration of a person’s life, and of the hope we have as Christians in the promise of life eternal.

The modern Church of England funeral service seeks to allow for both of these things – giving dignity to the grief we have a need to express, but also allowing family and friends the opportunity for celebration, in a way that is very personal to the one who has died.

Whether or not you or the loved one who has died has been a regular churchgoer, you’ll find the clergy very sympathetic, and willing to help in putting together a service appropriate to your needs, at church or crematorium.

So, please, if you are looking to make funeral arrangements in the district of St John in the Wilderness, do not be afraid to make contact, or ask your funeral director for details.

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