Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Frome Selwood

St John the Baptist

Since 685AD when St Aldhelm founded a mission here in the ancient Selwood forest, Christians have been meeting on this site for worship, fellowship and encouragement to go out and serve Christ's Kingdom in the wider world.

We strive to be an inclusive church and welcome visitors of all faiths and none to enter in and hopefully find some renewal of inner strength and purpose for their lives.


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) working with the Joint Church Council we have with our sister parish of Woodlands St Katharine has adopted and works to implement the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer can be contacted via email to [email protected] or by post c/o The Parish Office, Church Cottage, Church Steps, Frome BA11 1QL

​The PCC commends the resources and support available at, and​​

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

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Revd Colin Alsbury

St Johns Vicarage Vicarage Close Frome Somerset

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Main weekly service

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 15m
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Details of services, physical and online, during Advent and Christmas 2020 will be found on our parish website at
Whilst there are limited opportunities to worship together during the COVID19 pandemic you are welcome to share in the service of Ante-Communion at
Pre-Covid pattern:
Our main weekly worship is this service of Holy Communion (Common Worship).

Recorded service Morning Worship/Prayer Common Worship

Frome Festival in July 2019 commemorates the life and work of J W Singer, baptized and buried at Frome St John the Baptist whose firm J W Singer & Sons produced statuary including Justice on the Old Bailey, Boudecia on the Embankment, etc.

7 Feb 2019, 3:45 p.m.