Roof Works

Starting on Monday 22nd May, scaffolding will be erected at the West end of St John's in preparation for essential roof repairs and there will be no access to the car park. The building work will commence on Monday 5th June and will last around 18 weeks. During this time access to the car park will be limited. 

This work has been made possible by the provision of a generous grant of £78,100 towards the cost by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.




Sunday 3rd September
Sung Evensong at 4pm.
The afternoon will start with Tea and Cake at 3.30pm



Sunday 1st October
Sung Evensong at 4pm,
with the Bishop of Bath+Wells, Rt Revd Peter Hancock preaching
followed by a Service of Benediction.

The afternoon will start with Tea and Cake at 3.30pm


The 2017
 Friday Lunchtime Concert series -  free entry

Come along and enjoy adding a relaxing  musical interlude to your day. 
Cold drinks available and bring your own sandwiches if you wish

Retiring collections are in aid of the performers' chosen charities
and the upkeep of St Johns Church.

Doors open at 12 noon, with concerts running from 12.45pm until 1.30pm.

8th September The Erion Duo - Edward & Sally Jenkins:
Classics for Harp & Organ

                              Retiring collection for Headway Somerset and St. John's Emergency 
    Organ Repair  Fund.

13th October - Queens College Musicians: A Musical Feast

                        Retiring collection for Stand Against Violence and St. John's Emergency
                               Organ Repair Fund
10th November - Wellington School Students:
                          A Young Musicians Showcase 
                                Retiring collection for Brace and St. John's Church

Forthcoming Plans:

An Evening with the Chapter Five Singers - a prestigious vocal ensemble with a varied repertoire.

More information on them at


See more on the St John's website as details become available.

Friday, 11th August -  our Friday Lunchtime Concert, in the form of an organ recital, had to be transferred to St Mary Magdalene's Church due to our own Fr Willis organ undergoing repairs.  Over 170 people attended a very enjoyable recital and the retiring collection (approx. £1,000) will be shared between the organ funds of both churches.

On Friday 14th July, a huge audience at St. Johns was treated to a musical feast by four talented young local singers who are from the Taunton Festival of Arts vocal competition winners.

Guitarist James Rippingale after June's Friday Concert at St. John's. Also pictured are the Mayor and Mayoress, Rev. Jane Eastell, and members of St. Johns.