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  (1931-2021)

During 2021 we  supported:
  -  SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity


  - Somerset Community Foundation

  - British Heart Foundation

  - Guide Dogs

  - Reminiscence Learning - Demetia Charity

and we continue to support:

  - Christian Aid

  - Taunton Foodbank

  - Open Door



St John's is open for

Sunday Services at

and for Wednesday prayer and reflection

   12.00 noon until 2.00pm


On each Wednesday

there will be a Said Eucharist at 12.15pm

On Wednesday 19 January
there will be no Eucharist at St John's.
You are invited to Temple Methodist Church
at 12.15 to celebrate the 
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

with soup and a roll afterwards

            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, 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


Sunday, 6th February       Presentation of Christ in       Malachi 3.1-5  

                                         the Temple (Candlemas)      Hebrews 2.14-18    

                                                                                      Luke 2.22-40


Sunday, 13th February     3rd before Lent                      Jeremiah 17.5-10  1.Corinthians 15.12-20

                                                                                       Corinthians 15.12-20

                                                                                       Luke 6.17-26


Sunday, 20th February     2nd before Lent                      Genesis 45.3-11,15                                                                                                                                    1.Corinthians 15.35- 38,42-50                                                                                                                      Luke 6.27-38


Sunday, 27th February     Next before Lent                   Exodus 34.29-35         

                                                                                       2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2                                                                                                                                 Luke 9.28-36(37-43) 



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


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Safeguarding Officer

Paul Lewis

07929 068 015


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