The work in creating new kitchen and toilet facilities at the West end of St John’s has been successfully completed. The contractors, Oakleaf Building of Taunton met the opening date of Palm Sunday and we were able to use the servery for refreshments that day, to everyone’s delight. The glazed inner doors give a wonderful view into the church towards the Sanctuary when the outer West end doors are open and the whole design fits well into the Grade 1 building.

We are very grateful for the grants that allowed this work to go forward from the National Lottery Awards for All, The Diocese of Bath + Wells Fund for Church Growth, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the National Churches Trust.


Friday - 14th June

Friday Lunchtime Concert 
Adam Parrish - Organist
Adam is a professional organist, music director and composer with a varied repertoire will be playing the Father Willis organ for the first time. He has a guest vocalist, Teresa De Roberto preforming with him.

Retiring collection is for the Music Therapy Charity and St John's Church



Sunday  - 7th July

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Friday - 12th July

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

Taunton Young Singers
Prizewinners from the Taunton Festival of the Arts

Come and hear the high standard that these young singers have achieved.

Retiring collection is for the Taunton Festival of the Arts and St John's Church



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.

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



Friday Lunchtime Concert Series @ St John's

A warm welcome to our 9th series of Friday Lunchtime Concerts for 2019. Last year we raised over £2,750 for charities and St John's as well as adding to the showcasing of talent in various musical forms.

Concerts start 12.45pm but the doors are open from 12.00 - 2.00pm to enjoy your sandwiches.
This year the programme includes:

13th September - James Rippingale, guitarist - Voices of the Guitar

11th October - Queen's College Musicians - Lunchtime Musical Melange

8th November - Wellington School Students - A Young Musicians'                                         Showcase



Forthcoming Plans

- Sunday - 6th October - 4.00pm
  Choral Evensong and a service of Benediction
  Sung by Taunton School Chapel Choir

- Sunday - 20th October
   Somerset Voices
   Times and programmes to be added

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


For what's on in Taunton see the website of - Tell The Church - Taunton  -

This photo from our first monthly lunchtime concert of this year shows the Wind Quartet from Richard Huish College performing 'Partitia' from 'Ladies in Lavender'.


This photo shows 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 and participated in the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 2nd June.