In the love of Christ
To the Kingdom of God
Through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

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St John the Evangelist Parish Church

An Inclusive Church


You are very welcome to visit us on Sunday mornings for our main Eucharist at 10:00.

We also sing or say the Angelus at noon on Wednesdays, and hold a said Eucharist at 12:15pm

Thursday 30th May we welcome In Ecclesia to worship with us at a Sung Eucharist for Corpus Christi at 7.30pm

Our Friday Lunchtime concert season continues on 14th June; please see below for details.


Contact details

We are very grateful to local clergy who have stepped forward to enable us to continue celebrating - especially to: 
Our incumbent Tobie Osmond, Julia French and  
Richard Cloete

Phone enquiries can be directed to Mike French the Church warden on 01823 710798

Concerts and Heritage

On the second Friday of each month during the season there will be a lunchtime concert in St Johns. Our 2023 season is now over and we are pleased to have been able to distribute the concert donations to a number of local and national charities in time for Christmas. Many thanks to you all for your generous donations!

10th May was our first Friday lunchtime concert, with the Four Sliders playing a remarkable variety of music dedicated to or arranged for a serious amount of trombone. Many thanks to Stewart, Brian, Christian and Kevin for proving there is so much more to the trombone than I had imagined - and thanks for the generous retiring collection in aid of the Musgrove Park Hospital charities.

On June 14th the doors will open at noon for a 12:45 start of Search of Light in Desperation. Sarah Wynne, well known local soprano has arranged a programme by combining art song and arias, hopes to reflect times of hardship, different struggles, and testing times. She reflects that even if a dark way may seem never ending, there can be glimmers of light and hope that can be an anchor through turbulent times.
Retiring collection in aid of BEAT, the UK’s charity committed to help those with eating disorders and St John’s Church.


Safeguarding Information

Our safeguarding officer is going to be shared with the benefice

SAFEGUARDING AT ST JOHN'S If you have concerns about safeguarding, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Office using the online form at https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/confidential-incidentconcern-form.php 


St John the Evangelist, Taunton 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 Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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