St John’s, Staplegrove

Welcome to the page of St John's Church, Staplegrove.

We are a warm and friendly church committed to worshipping God and serving our local community.  We would be delighted to see you and you can find out information about us on this site.  If you can't find what you're looking for, please do contact us. 


The parish of Staplegrove is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Get in touch

The Rev Paul Irving

St John the Evangelist Church
Manor Drive

Rev Paul Irving
01823 771968

Our website

What's on

Morning Prayer (online)

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at for 30 mins
St John’s, Staplegrove
St. John the Evangelist Church Manor Road Staplegrove Taunton, TA2 6EJ, United Kingdom

A Service of Morning Prayer, accessible via Facebook

Our popular Lychgate Stall starts on Saturday 29 June at St John's Church, Staplegrove and runs throughout July and August every Saturday morning 10-11.30am.



Benefice Safeguarding Officer - Mrs Sandy Robertson

Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Please contact the Safeguarding team at Bath and Wells
Childline - 0800 1111


We follow the Safeguarding Guidelines laid down by the Diocese of Bath and Wells .

If you have a matter concerning immediate risk to a Child, Young Person or Vulnerable Adult, you should contact the Police on 999 or 101 or the Local Authority Social Care Service on 0300 123 2224 (out of hours 0300 1232327 (children) 01823 368244 (Adults and Mental Health).

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer is: Mrs Sandy Robertson 01823 972008 or [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Manager can be contacted on 07834 514842

You can also contact the Rector Rev Paul Irving on 01823 771968 or [email protected]

The following organisations also provide support for those suffering abuse:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Family Lives: (formerly Parentline) 0808 800 2222.

Silverline: 0800 4708090.

St John’s, Staplegrove Charity No. 1208274