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

Our Friday Lunchtime concert season continues on 12th July; please see below for details.

Saturday 29th June will see a combined coffee morning and working party at church from 10am to 1pm.


on Friday to Sunday 27th to 29th July we will have sorted through the huge donations of books we have received and hope to welcome you to browse and have a bite and a sup over the day.


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 Sarah Wynne, accompanied by John Young on the piano, sang with exquisite tone and clarity in a well rounded and varied programme which raised up hope and resilience in dark times.
A retiring collection raised over £300 in aid of both BEAT, the UK’s charity committed to help those with eating disorders, and St John’s Church.

The Taunton Festival Singers present winners and runners-up from the young singers' contest this year on 12th July. The programme looks amazing! No spoilers except to say that the works to be performed vault over the centuries and will ba an absolute delight. Retiring collection for the Taunton Festival of the Arts and St John's.


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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