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.


Sunday - 28th April - 3.00pm

Somerset Voices
Mozart Requiem; Arvo Part - Littlemore Tractus; Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium; Eric Whiatacre - i thanks you God for this amazing Day; Bach - Sinfonia to Cantata 29
Tickets from Taunton Visitor Centre or on the door.



Sunday  - 5th May

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Friday - 10th May 

The first Friday Lunchtime Concert of the 2019 Season
Richard Huish College
A programme of solo music on various instruments and voice, from Advance Students, as they prepare for further studies in music colleges and universites.
Retiring collection for a charity of their choice and the St John's Fabric Church

More information for the series shown soon



Sunday  - 2nd June

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Friday Lunchtime Concert 
Adam Parrish - Organist
Adam is a professional organist, music director and composer with a varied repetoire and looks forward to playing our Father Willis organ for the first time.

Retiring collection is for the Music Therapy Charity and the 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.
The concerts start at 12.45pm but the doors are open from 12.00 - 2.00pm to enjoy your sandwiches.
This year the programme includes

10th  May - Richard Huish College, Advanced Music Students
14th June - Adam Parrish, Organist
12 th July - Taunton Young Singers - prizewinners from the Taunton                            Festival of the Arts
9th August - Sisters in Opera - Soprano Jane Anderson-Brown,               

                       Contralto Iryna Ilnytska, accompanied by Janet Williams
13th September - James Rippendale, guitarist - Voices of the Guitar

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

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



Forthcoming Plans

- Sunday - 7th 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  -

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.

Somerset County Council Choir 'Canticle ' at the Holocaust Memorial Day Event held at St John the Evangelist Church on Monday 28th January.

Councillor Catherine Herbert (Mayor of Taunton Deane) with Councillor Nigel Taylor (Leader of Somerset County Council) who attended the HMD event.