This much needed and essential work commenced mid-October with the connection of water and drainage to the West end of the church.  It is inevitable that there will be disruption whilst work is in progress but the church is still open for all the regular services as well as any extra services and the concerts planned for the pre-Christmas period. 
We value your presence at St John’s – so please do not let the proposed building works deter you from joining us!



Sunday - 18th November

"Advent by Candlelight" - 6.30pm
An Advent candlelit concert given by
Taunton Choral Society
Tickest available at £8 afromthe Taunton Information Centre
with reductions for younger people.



Sunday - 2nd December
Advent Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

followed by a Service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Saturday - 8th December
"What on earth is Advent for?"
A quiet morning for Advent at St John's - 10.00-12.00pm

led by Rev Jane Eastell

with an optional Eucharist at 12.00pm

All are welcome

Sunday - 9th December
"Love and Thanksgiving at Christmas" - 3.00pm
A Christmas Carol and Thanksgiving service
led by Rev Jane Eastell
and hosted by Crescent Funeral Services
All are welcome

Wednesday - 12th December

"Light up a Life" - 6.30pm
A service to help people commemorate the memories of departed friends
and family who received care at St Margaret's Hospice


Friday - 14th December

"Lunchtime Carol Service" - 12.45 - 1.30pm
led by Rev Jane Eastell with Canticle Choir from Somerset County Council


Sunday - 22nd December

"Candelit Festival Service of  Nine Lessons and Carols"  - 6.30pm
led by the Phoenix Singers


Monday - 24th December

Midnight Mass - 11.00pm 
Sung Eucharist with Procession and Blessing of the Crib

The festival of Christmas begins!



Sunday - 6th January
Epiphany Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

followed by a Service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Saturday - 26th January
"Rising Stars" - 6.00 - 7.00pm

a concert by Martin Randall


Monday - 28th January
"Torn from Home" - 12.30 - 1.30pm

2019 Holocaust Memorial Day event



Sunday - 3rd February

Candlemas  Choral Evensong at 4.00pm
sung by the Choir of Taunton School

followed by a Service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm



Sunday - 3rd March

"Come and Sing Evensong" at 4.00pm
the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Forthcoming Plans
- The 2019 Friday Lunchtime Concerts series
begins on Friday 10 May
More details will be on the website in the Spring

Our November Lunchtime Concert was the final one of the season, and featured students from Wellington School, pictured here with Wellington School Director of Music, Andrew Trewhella.

The August monthly concert saw Mary Morgan and Steve Graham entertain with their  'The Muses Gardin for Delights" programme. Both are pictured here with Mayor of Taunton Deane, Cllr. Catherine Herbert, and the representative from the concert's beneficiaries, St. Margaret's Hopsice.

The June monthly concert saw 85 people come to enjoy musical performances from local students from Richard Huish College. The collection raised £359.50 which will be shared with Open Door and and St John's.

The photograph shows Stephen Bell, together with the Mayor of Taunton Deane, Cllr. Catherine Herbert and her Consort, after an audience of over 90 had enjoyed the regular Lunchtime Concert on 13th July.

Stephen gave an Organ Recital entitled 'In the Company of Bach, Franck and Peteers'.