The 2020 FridayLunchtime Concert series has ended but you may still view some online

 

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:

August

Music at Lunchtime – Organ Recital of English Music – Jonathan Delbridge

Performer's website: http://www.jonathandelbridge.com/

This recital is still available via this link: http://youtube.com/JonathanDelbridge

September

Music at Lunchtime - Magic and Passion from Eastern Europe  
Elegance Duo, Yulia Northridge, violin and Kate Shetliffe, piano

Performers' website: www.eleganceduo.com

The Concert Link:  https://youtu.be/3VHDa-03ViI

 

October 

Friday 9th October

Music at Lunchtime - 'Strings & Things' – Queen's College Students under the direction of Ed Jenkins Director of Music.  In celebration of the 4Louis National Big Cake Day

Donations will be gratefully received and divided between the 4Louis Baby Loss Charity and St John's Church. 

THE CONCERT LINK IS https://youtu.be/uxnK-xj8LEA 

It can also be seen on the Queen's College social network pages.

             

November

Friday 13th November

Music at Lunchtime Virtual Concert - Advanced Musicians' Showcase.

The 2020 series of Friday Lunchtime Concerts concluded with a virtual concert given by the finalists of the Wellington School Young Musician Competition 2020. The school was hugely excited to have secured Jess Gilham (Saxophonist, Television and Radio Presenter and former BBC Young Musician) as the adjudicator, looking forward to the conclusion of this exciting project that has been running for several months during lockdown.
The varied programme given by the finalists from across the 3-18 age range will help support the fantastic work of the Wellington charity: Reminiscence Learning's Archie Project. They are looking forward to the relaxation of the Covid restrictions to return to St John's to give a 'live' concert.
the video link for this concert: https://vimeo.com/478538165
Wellington School were going to give a live concert at the church but  join us and enjoy the music!
If you would like to make a donation instead of the usual retiring collection, it would be much appreciated.  This can be done via this website.   Thank you very much.
 

Donations will be invited to be shared between The Archie Project and St. Johns Church.  

Forthcoming Plans in 2021

 

- Bonus Virtual Concert.
The Elegance Duo have recently recorded an extra virtual concert at St John's, in the presence of a limited audience, and are planning to broadcast it on You Tube in the New Year.
More news of this will be announced at a later date.
 
Our 2021 Lunchtime Concert Series
was to be launched with a special concert for the young and those who are still young at heart, with a narrated version of Hansel and Gretel, given by The Skylark Quintet.
We hope this concert can take place but it will depend how things develop over the next few months. 
Please keep checking the St John's website for updates about these plans.

 

 

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

 

 

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: National Lottery Awards for All; Diocese of Bath + Wells Fund for Church Growth; Garfield Weston Foundation; National Churches Trust; Allchurches Trust Limited - owners of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on January 27th.

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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.