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.


Saturday 4th November - 7.30pm

South-West based, The Collegium Singers are a chamber choir who's repertoire spans the 11th Century to present day. This concert will be the first one to be lead by their new director Tomos Watkins (who is an experienced singer and soloist in his own right). Karen Paul from Kings College will provide Piano accompaniment. The programme includes Elgar, Chilcott, Macmilliam, and Elwyn-Edwards, as well as Jonathon Dove's "The Passing of the Year". Tickets £12/£6. Please see flyer for further details.

Sunday 5th November
Sung Evensong at 4pm.
The afternoon will start with Tea and Cake at 3.30pm


Sunday 3rd December
Sung Evensong at 4pm.
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 John's Church.

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


10th November - Wellington School Students:
                                       A Young Musicians Showcase 
                                               Retiring collection for Brace and St. John's Church
This is the last concert in the current series, so look out for the information for the 2018 series!

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. John's 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. John's.