Father Jeremy is the first light to lead you in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture as he takes you through the village of Yaughton. His memories are unique in that they focus mainly on the suffering of others. He is a priest, a leader in his community, and he feels that it is his duty to assist those who are scared and confused with the events that have covered the town in blood and loss.
Father Jeremy is also a man with a troubled past. Playing through his “chapter” shows a sort of defiance and ridicule towards him from his parishioners who refuse to let him live down a decision he made for a dear friend. Mary Appleton was a sick woman who was suffering, and he helped her to pass on. He, a man of the cloth, assisted a woman he cared deeply for in her death. He was judged harshly but he still pushed on to help everyone in their time of need.
His guidance provides peace and a soothing (yet false) hope to those around him as he survives while they all vanish. One of his best traits throughout this guidance of his people, his family, his friends, is that he doesn’t ever push religion on them. He approaches them in a very human way, recognizing and understanding the faults that people carry. Humanity being one of the biggest elements of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, it is good to see that touch those whom many would expect to stand over others.
His end is one of grief but eventually acceptance. Being the last survivor in Yaughton meant Father Jeremy had to deal with each and every one of his parishioners suffer and eventually vanish. Naturally this left him mad with the god he swore to serve. In his moment of weakness and despair, he finally sees the light in all of this as he, too, vanishes from the very church he served.