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 open for

Sunday Services and Thursday prayer and reflection

 and on the first Thursday of the month with a 
Said Eucharist at 12.00 noon


On the First Sunday of the month              

Book of Common Prayer Sung Evensong at 4.00pm


Preceded by tea & cake at 3.30pm


Please see the Services page for details


The Parochial Church Council thanks all who made the Heritage Open Days
and the Donald Denham Requiem memorial service 
such notable occassions



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


This will 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



Sunday, 26th September        Trinity 17                        Numbers 11.4-6,10-16,24-29

                                                                                     James 5.13-20                  

                                                                                     Mark 9.38-50


Sunday, 3rd October               Dedication Festival        Genesis 28.11-18

                                                                                     1 Peter 2.1-10          

                                                                                     John 10.22-29


Sunday, 10th October             Trinity 19                        Amos 5.6-7,10-15

                                                                                      Hebrews 4.12-16             

                                                                                      Mark 10.17-31


Sunday, 17th October              St Luke                          Acts 16.6-12a

                                                                                      2 Timothy 4.5-17                                  

                                                                                      Luke 10. 1-9         


Sunday,  24th October            Last after Trinity             Jeremiah 31. 7-9

                                                                                      Hebrews 7. 23-28            

                                                                                      Mark 10. 46-52     


Sunday, 31st October             All Saints                        Wisdom 3.1-9

                                                                                      Revelation 21.1-6            

                                                                                      John 11.32-44


Sunday, 7th November          3rd before Advent            Jonah 3.1-5,10

                                                                                      Hebrews 9.24-29             

                                                                                      Mark 1.14-20


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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