The congregation of this church works together and with others to:

  • Provide and promote Christian sacramental worship

  • Develop and share a place in which to find peace, meaning, and identity

  • Serve and care for individuals, the community, and the world, as followers of Christ

 St. John the Evangelist Church, Park Street, Taunton, TA1 4DG

Serving the people of Taunton town centre and beyond through our tradition of catholic sacramental worship.




    We also subscribe to the aims of   Inclusive Church

                    Christ, when he was lifted up did not say

                    "I draw some people to myself"

                    He said

                    "I draw all, all, ALL"

                                             Archbishop Desmond Tutu

During our limited 2020 season we have supported:
  -  Somerset Churches Trust

  - Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Service

  - 4Lois Baby & Child Loss Charity

  - The Reminiscence Learning Archie Project

and we continue to support:

  - Christian Aid

  - Taunton Foodbank



St John's is now open for

Sunday Services and Thursday private prayer
Please see the Services page for details


Starting in August

On the first Thursday of each month there will be a

Said Eucharist 

at 12.00 noon



Restarting on Sunday 6 June

              the First Sunday of the month              

Book of Common Prayer Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

Preceded by tea & cake at 3.30pm



An update on our Covid 19 protocol from 19 July 2021

We proceed with caution.
Social distancing will remain unless you are with others who are in your bubble

Wearing of masks is preferred, but not obligatory.

Hand sanitisation continues.

Two hymns will be sung an offertory hymn and a post communion hymn.

Holy Communion will continue to be distributed in one kind only and at the front of the nave as happens at present. 


All to be reviewed as the situation changes.



"We too have a constant friend and companion in the risen Christ on whom we can rely as we journey on through these weeks and months of uncertainty."

so we are alone, but together

Reflections and Readings


On Pentecost Sunday, we re-affirmed our Baptism Promises at St John's


Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,

in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

With the help of God, I will.

Will you persevere in resisting evil,

and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

With the help of God, I will.

Will you proclaim by word and example

the good news of God in Christ?

With the help of God, I will.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all people,

loving your neighbour as yourself?

With the help of God, I will.

Will you acknowledge Christ’s authority over human society,

by prayer for the world and its leaders,

by defending the weak, and by seeking peace and justice?

With the help of God, I will.     


Sunday, 25th July                    James Apostle            Acts 11.27-12.2
                                                                                        2 Corinthians 4.7-15
                                                                                        Matthew 20.20.28

Sunday, 1st August                 Trinity 9                      Exodus  16.2-4,9-15 

                                                                                  Ephesians 4. 1-16

                                                                                  John 6. 24-35


                                               & Benediction


Sunday, 8th August                The Transfiguration     Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14  

                                                                                   2 Peter 1. 16-19

                                                                                   Luke  9. 28-36

Sunday, 15th August               The Blessed                Isaiah 61. 10-11
                                               Virgin Mary                  Galatians 4. 4-7

                                                                                   Luke 1. 46-55         


Sunday, 22nd August                 Joint service with Temple at URC  10.30am


Sunday, 29th August                Trinity 13                    Deuteronomy 4. 1-2, 6-9

                                                                                   James  1. 17-27

                                                                                   Mark 7.1-8,14-15,21-23


St John the Evangelist Church

serves Taunton in a United Benefice with St Mary Magdalene

The Rev Tobie Osmond is the Vicar of the Benefice
of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton and St John the Evangelist, Taunton.

Rev Jane Eastell is Associate Vicar with responsibility for St John's

See the Contacts page of this website


For any issues concerning Safeguarding, please contact the

Safeguarding Officer

Paul Lewis

07929 068 015


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