About Us

We are situated in the north-west corner of Taunton and just beyond the edge of the town. We are part of the Benefice of Staplegrove with Norton Fitzwarren, the wider Deanery of Taunton and the Diocese of Bath and Wells.  Our churches enjoy very good links with Staplegrove Church School and Norton Fitzwarren Church School.

We are a lively Christian community committed to worshipping God and serving our community.  We host a number of regular activities and events throughout the year, with something for everyone.  

St. John's Church building was reordered in 2017, when the fixed pews were removed and replaced with oak chairs and movable pews. A beautiful stone floor was laid over underfloor heating and the Victorian tiles relaid in the Chancel. We have a new altar with supports made from the original carved pew ends, which was dedicated by Bishop Peter in September 2018.  The  work has produced a large light (and warm) usable space which we hope will benefit the wider community.


<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Our new vicar, Paul Irving, was licensed as Priest-in-Charge in March 2021 and will be formally licensed as Rector on Thursday 27 January 2022 by the Bishop of Taunton.  At the same service, the church bells will be rededicated following their refurbishment earlier in 2021.      </span>

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For further information our 'Walk around the Church' will tell you more about St John's or read Chris’s Blog as he updates Derek Shorrocks’ original 'A History of St. John's'’.

The latest News can be found on the News and Notice page of the website

....  and why not take a look at our Calendar to see what is going on in the Church or our 'What's going on' Notice Sheet to see the Events you can join in the Parish this month. You will be very welcome.