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

This Thursday 9th May there will be a Said Eucharist for Ascension Day at 7pm



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!

Our next planned public events are

10th May - our first Friday lunchtime concert, doors open at noon for a 12:45 start. Who likes Trombones? I like trombones, and the group playing for us will be bringing four of them to rip up the rags. Free entry with a retiring collection.

11th May at 7pm a concert  to mark Somerset Day. Music to celebrate the beauty of Somerset on Somerset Day, played by The Fitzwarren Chamber Orchestra, including music by Vaughan Williams and Somerset composers. 
Featuring a violin concerto played by Jenny Bliss Bennett on Baroque violin and the premiere of Falls, Footsteps and Follies: An Exploration of Hestercombe by Jeannette Owen for clarinet, piano and cello, with other music inspired by the Somerset Countryside. 
Tickets are £10 for adults available from the church or from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thefitzwarrencollective/1081032 
Children will be free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.


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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