THESE EVENTS ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

April

Saturday  - 4th April 

"A Mother's Love" The Phoenix Singers

Sacred and Secular music with an International flavour

Musical Director: David Bridges

7.30pm. Tickets are £10

 

Sunday  - 5th April 

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

Tea and Cakes will be available at 3.30pm.

 

May

Sunday  - 3rd May 

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

Tea and Cakes will be available at 3.30pm.

 

Friday - 8th May

Music at Lunchtime - 75th VE Anniversary Celebration.

The first in the 2020 season of monthly lunchtime concerts. Talented instrumental and vocal soloists, and chamber musicians from Taunton School will play a range of inspiring and uplifting music from the baroque through to the 20th Century. Retiring collection in aid of SSAFA and St. Johns Church.

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

 

Sunday  - 17th May 

"Serenity of Soul"
A concert by the Somerset Voices  - 3.00pm

June

Friday  - 12th June 

Music at Lunchtime - 'Pearls & Scales', Ruskin and Friends.

Margaret Aagenson (Soprano) and Andrew Wilson (Piano) perform a programme of music loved, written, and even hated by John Ruskin, the great critic, artist, born in 1819. Retiring collection in aid of Sarcoma UK and St. Johns Church.

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

July

Friday 10th July

Music at Lunchtime - The Magic of the Musicals.

John and Ros Broad - formerly of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company - will be accompanied by Becci Kawkings. They will be performing well-loved songs from the shows. Retiring collection in aid of The Alzheimer's Society and St. Johns Church.

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

August

Friday 14th July

Music at Lunchtime - 'Pipes and Reeds'

Jonathan Delbridge (Organ) and Kevin Hurst (Clarinet) will be performing works ranging from Bach to Whitlock, and featuring arrangements created especially for this occasion.

Retiring collection in aid of Somerset Churches Trust, Cats Protection League, and St. Johns Church.

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

September

Friday 11th September

Music at Lunchtime - Magic and Passion from Eastern Europe.

Elegance Duo - Yulia Northridge (Violin) and Ekateriana Shetliffe (Piano) will let you feel the warmth and mystery of Eastern Europe. The music of Bartok, Dvorak, Mussorsky, and Gliere will be featured.

Retiring collection in aid of Devon & Somerset Air Ambulance Service and St. Johns Church.

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

October

Friday 9th October

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

Musicians from Queens College return to St. Johns. Music from across the ages will be performed, ranging from exiting and stimulating peieces, through to those of a more contemplative nature. Coffee and cake will be served.

Retiring collection in aid of 4Louis Baby and Child Loss Charity and St. Johns Church.

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

November

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

- Heritage Open Days 2020
   11-20 September
   D
etails will be confirmed later

- Somerset Voices
   Concert in late October
   Details to be confirmed 

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

 

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

 

NEW KITCHEN AND TOILET FACILITIES

There are new kitchen and toilet facilities at the West end of church 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, 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.