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

St John the Evangelist Parish Church

An Inclusive Church

Our website is being revived. 

In the meantime, you are very welcome to visit us on Wednesday lunchtimes 
for our mid-week Eucharist at 12:15,
 or on 
Sunday mornings for our main Eucharist at 10:00


Contact details

St John's is in a Vacancy at the moment. 
We are very grateful to local clergy who have stepped forward to enable us to continue celebrating - especially to: 
Tobie Osmond, Julia French, Clifton Graham, Richard Cloete and Mark Smith.

Phone enquiries can be directed to the churchwarden Mike French on 01823 710798 or 07494 905600.

Concerts and Heritage

On the second Friday of each month there will be a lunchtime concert in St Johns 


Our Lunchtime concert on 10th June. had the Mornington Trio of Margaret Hughes and Andrew and Lynn Carter celebrate English song from the reigns of both Queen Elizabeths to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Margaret sang possibly the best "Linden Lea" I have ever heard. The programme, from Purcell to Finzi and all in between, proved that the tradition of light music in the UK has more depth and variety that might be expected from the misnomer of "light". It takes real weight to provide this complex a genre of compositions, and real talent to perform this well.

In July we will see two concerts in the second week. On the 6th we will be visited by school choirs from St Alban's in Hertfordshire (St Alban's day falls on the 22nd) who will replace our usual weekday Eucharist with a performance of Will Todd's Missa Brevis and other works at 12:45 (doors open as usual at 12:00). Collection for the church and for the Mayor's Charity of Cancer Research

On 8th July we look forward to hosting some of the prize winners from this year's Taunton Festival of the Arts competitions. Again, doors open 12:00 for 12:45 and the retiring collection will be for the church and the Festival funds.

Over the summer from 9th July the church will host coffee mornings from 10am to 2pm with second hand books and a tombola. Please drop in for a rest and some company!

Safeguarding Information

Our safeguarding officer is Mr Paul Lewis

SAFEGUARDING AT ST JOHN'S If you have concerns about safeguarding, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer by phone on 07929068015.


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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