Sunday - 6th October
Choral Evensong at 4.00pm

sung by Taunton School Chapel Choir

followed by a service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Friday - 11th October

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

A Lunchtime Musical Melange
from the musicians of Queen's College with a wide range of music from across the ages.
Retiring collection is for Compass Disability Services and St John's Church


Saturday - 19th October - 3.00pm

Sing for Joy!

A "Come and Sing" workshop led by Alan Cook - with a welcome and introduction to all followed by an act of worship, closing at 4.30pm. The programme will comprise of traditional contemporary songs and chants for Iona and Taize.
If interested, kindly let Janet Standen know you'll be coming (on 01823 281510).


Sunday - 20th October - 3.00pm

Gloria! - Four centuries of Italian choral music

A concert by Somerset Voices
Conductor: Graham Caldbeck; Organist: Peter King
Vivaldi - Gloria; Monteverdi - Beatus Vir; Pergolesi - Magnificat;
Verdi - Pater Noster

Tickets from Taunton Visitor Centre or at the church


Thursday - 31st October - 7.00pm

Licensing of new Incumbent

The Rev Tobie Osmond will be licensed as our new Incumbent of the Benefice at St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton. 

It is a joyous time in the start of a new ministry for St John's and St Mary's, so come and celebrate.



Saturday  - 2nd November - 10.30 - 12.00

Modern Slavery
A morning of discussion and information at St John's
with David Maggs from the Diocese of Bath+Wells
in conjunction with the Temple Methodist Church and United Reform Church, Taunton


Sunday  - 3rd November

All Souls - Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

followed by a service of Benediction

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Friday - 8th November

Friday Lunchtime Concert 

A Young Musicians' Showcase
Award winning students from Wellington School celebrate musical diversity
and excellence in a varied concert programme
Retiring collection is for the Archie Project, part of the Reminiscence Learning Dementia Charity and St John's Church

   *The last concert in the 2019 season but look out early next year          for the 2020 programme.


Saturday  - 9th November - 7.30pm

Phoenix Singers Concert

"A Call to Remembrance"
Tickets are £10.00 with more information on 01823 432704


Saturday  - 16th November

Traidcraft Coffee Morning

Time to be confirmed soon


Saturday  - 23rd November

Angel Tree Service - 2.00pm

Arranged by Musgrove Park Hospital Chaplaincy Team



Sunday  - 1st December

Sung Evensong at 4.00pm

with Tea and Cakes at 3.30pm


Sunday  - 8th December

Crescent Funeral Services Carol Service at 3.00pm
with In Ecclesia

Refreshments offered after the service


Friday  - 13th December - 12.45pm

Lunchtime Carol Service 

The Church will be open from 12noon


Monday  - 23rd December

Nine Lessons and Carols
with The Phoenix Singers

The programme and time will be confirmed soon


Forthcoming Plans in 2020

- St John's Patronal Festival
Sunday 19th January followed with a Congregational lunch

- Holocaust Memorial Day
Monday 27th January - 12.30pm

- St John's Passion - J S Bach
  The Phoenix Singers
  Saturday 4 April - the day before Palm Sunday
  Time to be confirmed
- Somerset Voices
  Two concerts - mid May and late October
  Details to be confirmed 


See what else is on in Taunton at the website:
Tell The Church - Taunton   




The new kitchen and toilet facilities at the West end of church are a great success 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.

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.

The congregation further celebrate Revd Jane's 20th Anniversary after the Dedication Service.

A true test of the new facilities!

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.

Our first Friday Lunchtime Concert of  2019 shows the Wind Quartet from Richard Huish College performing 'Partitia' from 'Ladies in Lavender'.


August's lunchtime concert saw the "Sisters in Opera" (Jane Anderson-Brown, Iryna Ilnytska, and Janet Williams) perform.

James Rippingale pictured at the September lunchtime concert. James's classical guitar performance was enjoyed by the nearly 100 people in the audience.