The 2020 FridayLunchtime Concert series will be available via YouTube.

See current details below, and check this website  for future updates.

Concert Donations

Normally, donations are taken after the concerts in aid of St. Johns and a local charity. If you would like to make a donation, it would be much appreciated. Please follow the below link:


Friday 14th August

Music at Lunchtime - Organ Recital of English Music
The Organ Recital by Jonathan Delbridge is still available on

Donations in appreciation of this concert can still be made by sending a cheque made payable to 'St. Johns - Concert Fund' to St John's Church, Park Street, Taunton, TA1 4DG. Proceeds will be divided between The Somerset Churches Trust and St John's Church Organ Fund.


Friday 11th September

Music at Lunchtime - Magic and Passion from Eastern Europe.

The 'Elegance Duo', Julia Northridge (violin) and Kate Shetliffe (piano), provides you with a virtual concert, including highlights  from several of their recent performances. You can discover more about this duo on their website :




Contributions will be welcomed through the 'Donate here' button above, and can be made from 11th September until 6th October. They will shared between the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, the performers' chosen charity,  and St John's Church.
You can also donate by cheque, made payable to 'St John PCC - Concert Fund', sent to St John's Church, Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DG. You may donate in cash directly to the St John's concert organisers.



Friday 9th October

Music at Lunchtime - 'Strings & Things' - with coffee and cake.

Musicians from Queen's College, Taunton, will entertain you with a series of solo pieces whilst you enjoy a cake with your coffee at home.  Donations will be invited for the church and the performers' chosen charity, the '4 Louis Babyloss' charity, who are themselves holding a 'Big Cake Day' fundraising event nationally on that day.    This concert will be found on the Queen's College Facebook page.

November - under review

Friday 13th November

Music at Lunchtime - Advanced Musicians' Showcase.

Students from Wellington School will be performing an inspirational programme of music which celebrates musical diversity and excellence. The programme will feature a wide range of instruments, genres, ages, and stages.

Retiring collection in aid of Archie Project and St. Johns Church.

Doors open at 12 noon, concert runs from 12.45am until 1.30pm.

Forthcoming Plans in 2020 - Cancelled


- Heritage Open Days 2020

- Somerset Voices


- 2021 Early warning!
  The Skylark Quintet - 9th April 2021 - under review


See what else is on in Taunton at the website:
Tell The Church - Taunton



The new kitchen and toilet facilities are at the West end of church, 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, National Churches Trust and Allchurches Trust Limited - owners of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on January 27th.

Students from Wellington School after the November Lunchtime Concert.

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.

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.