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 at

and for Wednesday prayer and reflection

   12.00 noon until 2.00pm


On the First Wednesday of the month

there will be a Said Eucharist at 12.15pm

            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



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.

Three 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, 28th November         Advent 1                         Jeremiah 33. 14-16

                                                                                      1  Thessalonians 3.9-13

                                                                                      Luke 21. 25-36


Sunday, 5th December           Advent 2                         Malachi 3. 1-4

                                                                                      Philippians 1.3-11

                                                                                      Luke 3. 1-6


Sunday, 12th December        Advent 3                          Zephaniah 3. 14-20

                                                                                      Philippians 4. 4-7

                                                                                      Luke 3. 7-18


Sunday, 19th December        Advent 4                          Micah 5. 2-5a

                                                                                      Hebrews 10. 5-10

                                                                                      Luke 1.39-45, (46-55)


Friday, 24th December         Midnight Mass                  Isaiah 52. 7-10

11pm                                                                             Hebrews 1.1-4,(5-12)

                                                                                      John 1. 1-14


Saturday, 25th December  Christmas Day

The Christmas Day service will be at St Mary Magdalene


Sunday, 26th December        St Stephen                      2 Chronicles 24.20-22

Boxing Day                                                                    Acts 7. 51-60

                                                                                      Matthew 23. 34-39


Sunday, 2nd January         Naming & Circumcision       Numbers 6. 22-27

                                          of Christ                               Galatians 4. 4-7

                                                                                      Luke 2. 15-21


Sunday, 9th January         Epiphany                              Isaiah 60. 1-6

                                                                                      Ephesians 3. 1-12

                                                                                      Matthew 2. 1-12


Sunday, 16th January       Epiphany 2                           Isaiah 43. 1-7

                                         The Baptism of Christ           Acts 8. 14-17

                                                                                      Luke 3.15-17, 21-22


Sunday, 23rd January       Epiphany 3                           Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

                                                                                      1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a

                                                                                      Luke 4. 14-21


Sunday, 30th January       Epiphany 4                           Ezekiel 43.27-44.4

                                                                                      1 Corinthians 13. 1-13

                                                                                      Luke 2. 22-40



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

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Safeguarding Officer

Paul Lewis

07929 068 015


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