The Minster is the civic church in the County town of Taunton, Somerset.
St Mary Magdalene Church became a Minster in March 2022. This new title reflects its widening work engaging in civic life; as a hub in the west of the Diocese of Bath & Wells; as a major heritage attraction; and in serving the community and business life of Taunton.
The Minster is centrally located in the heart of the town, with public parking adjacent to the church.
We worship three times every Sunday as well as during the week. Visitors and newcomers are very welcome at all our services and any other aspect of our church life. To see what’s going on, check out the What’s On page.
We are able to offer local small groups a meeting space in our ‘Upper Room’ and the Minster is also a popular and stunning venue for concerts.
Church Opening Times
Weekdays – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday – during Services
If you’d like more information on any aspect of the Minster’s life, please do contact the Benefice Office to find out more.
Office Opening Times
The Benefice Office is open to callers:
Tuesday – Friday
10.00am to 1.00pm
Outside office hours, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.
- Coffee Shop for refreshments and light meals
- Gifts & Books shop
- Wheelchair accessible toilets
- Hearing/Induction Loop
- Large print Orders of Service
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Baby changing facilities
- Gluten free Communion breads