Welcome to St John the Baptist, Witheridge.
We offer a more formal type of service grounded in Church of England liturgy with the love of God at the heart of all we do and offer. The services are in modern language using Common Worship resources to mark every season of the church year.
Adrian will continue to distribute communion bread to you in your seat, along with a Eucharistic minister with the chalice, you may choose whether to receive wine or not.
Refreshments are available after the service at the back of church.
The church is open from 9 - 5 pm every day
We have a Facebook page for Witheridge and surrounding churches. It is a closed group but please feel free to ask for access. ‘The church of St John the Baptist, Witheridge’. We are continuing to record a service every Sunday which is available on the Facebook page and via email from [email protected] or call 01884 861383.
There is also a 24/7 telephone line available called ‘Daily Hope’ which is free and has a selection of hymns, short reflections and prayers call 0800 804 8044. This may be of use to your friends and neighbours who have no access to the internet. Please share it with them.
The services to mark and celebrate, in the sight of God, the important life events are now possible again. Christenings during which your child will be baptised and weddings can be booked. Please contact Adrian 01884 861383 to discuss dates.
We are part of the Little Dart Mission Community, a group of 12 churches under the leadership of our Team Rector, The Reverend Tony Rockey 01769 581712
The parish of Witheridge with Creacombe and Romansleigh is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) - Sue Wells, Tel: 01884 861383
The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/ contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSRs.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA - Mr Costa Nassaris Tel: 01392 294969/ 07809 339501and / or your local authority Children or Adults Services.
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police.
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11
You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!
St John the Baptist, Witheridge Charity No. 615515