The Church of St John in the Wilderness

In the Parish of Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth

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Who We Are

St John in the Wilderness has a modern catholic tradition and a lively, active and mission-oriented church community.

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How We Worship

The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10.30 am. It is a form of worship that is All Age and entirely suitable for children and families.

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The Church Building

The present building, which is Grade II* listed, is possibly the third on the site, and is mid-14th to mid-15th century.

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Support Our Church

Our Church can only support the community through your donations.

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What We Do

Growing in faith, working to support justice and peace, Christian fellowship and social activity. 

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The Churchyard

St John in the Wilderness Church is surrounded by an extensive and well-kept churchyard.

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If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Paul Walker, 07792 903274 or email:
Alternatively you can contact the Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team via
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.