August

Sunday - 4th August
Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

followed by a service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm

 

Friday - 9th August

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

Sisters in Opera
Soprano Jane Anderson-Brown, Contralto Iryna Ilnytska, accompanied by Janet Williams in a selection of arias for female characters in opera.

www.redearthopera.net

Retiring collection is for St Margaret's Hospice and St John's Church

 

September

Sunday  - 1st September

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm

 

Friday - 13th September

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

Voices of the Guitar
James Rippingale returns to play a variety of pieces from around the world for classical guitar.

Retiring collection is for Happy Landings Animal Rehabilitation Centre and St John's Church

 

Saturday - 14th and Sunday 15th September

National Heritage Open Days

St John's will be open from 2.00 - 4.00pm on Saturday
and from 9.30am on Sunday for the 10.00am Eucharist.
Come and view this Grade 1 Listed Church
Tea and coffee will be available

 

October

Sunday - 6th October
Choral Evensong at 4.00pm

sung by Taunton School Chapel Choir

followed by a service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm

 

Friday - 11th October

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

A Lunchtime Musical Melange
from the musicians of Queen's College with a wide range of music from across the ages.
Retiring collection is for Compass Disability Services and St John's Church

 

Saturday - 19th October - 3.00pm

Sing for Joy!

A "come and sing" workshop led by Alan Cook
with a welcome and introduction to all
followed by an act of worship to close at 4.30pm

 

November

Saturday  - 2nd November - 10.30 - 12.00

Modern Slavery
A morning of discussion and information at St John's
with David Maggs from the Diocese of Bath+Wells
in conjunction with the Temple Methodist Church and United Reform Church, Taunton

 

Sunday  - 3rd November

All Souls Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

followed by a service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm

 

Friday - 8th November

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

A Young Musicians' Showcase
Award winning students from Wellington School celebrate musical diversity
and excellence in a varied concert programme
Retiring collection is for the Archie Project, part of the Reminiscence Learning Dementia Charity and St John's Church

 

*The last concert in the 2019 season but look out early next year for the 2020 programme.

 

December

Sunday  - 1st December

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm

 

Sunday  - 8th December

Crescent Funeral Services Carol Service at 3.00pm
with In Ecclesia

Refreshments offered after the service

 

Forthcoming Plans

- Monday 23rd December
   Nine Lessons and Carols with the Phoenix Singers
   Times and programmes to be added

 

See what else is on in Taunton at the website:
Tell The Church - Taunton   
www.tauntonteamchaplaincy.org

 

 

NEW KITCHEN AND TOILET FACILITIES

The new kitchen and toilet facilities at the West end of church are a great success and we are very grateful for the grant aid for this work from these bodies:
National Lottery Awards for All, Diocese of Bath + Wells Fund for Church Growth, Garfield Weston Foundation and National Churches Trust.

Bishop Ruth gives a blessing after the dedication of the re-ordering at the back of church. Members from St Mary 's joined us on this special occasion as Revd Jane was celebrating the 20th Anniversary 
Of her Ordination.

The congregation further celebrate Revd Jane's 20th Anniversary after the Dedication Service.

A true test of the new facilities!

Revd Jane Eastell (centre) accompanied by Revd Dr Susan Durber (Minister at the United Reformed Church, Taunton) and Revd Deborah Kirk (Minister at the Temple Methodist Church, Taunton). The two guest ministers and their congregations joined us at St John's to participate in Sung Eucharist on Sunday 2nd June.

Our first Friday Lunchtime Concert of  2019 shows the Wind Quartet from Richard Huish College performing 'Partitia' from 'Ladies in Lavender'.

 

August's lunchtime concert saw the "Sisters in Opera" (Jane Anderson-Brown, Iryna Ilnytska, and Janet Williams) perform.