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News & Updates

Here’s what we get up to at St Mary’s. Activities, news, notices – lots to interest and inform. You can also take a look at our weekly newsletter, the Today sheet (pdf) and current and past issues of our Together magazine.

Church Opening & Services


Regular Services in church
On the first Sunday of the month: 8am Prayer Book Communion and 10am Church Family Worship with Communion/Baptism

All other Sundays: 10am Holy Communion

Evening Services
Sunday 5pm evening services. Please see our Services page for details.

Weekday Service
On Thursdays: 11:00am Holy Communion (Common Worship)

At St Mary’s we have a hearing loop sound system. 

You can also visit our Facebook page and our Worship page where you can find our past services and sermons.

Church Opening
– Magdalene’s Book & Gift Shop is open Monday to Friday – 10am to 1pm.
– Magdalene’s Coffee Shop is open Monday to Saturday – 10am to 2pm.

Prayer Vine


We are looking to start up the Prayer Vine again.  This is a group of people who pray for named people who are sick or have problems who would like to be prayed for but who do not necessarily want to be named in the Today sheet.

If you feel this is something you would like to do or you feel you would like to know more, please contact Margaret Austin on 01823 461256 or by e-mail at

Coffee Shop Volunteers


If you have a couple of hours to spare why not come and help in the coffee shop where you will meet some really nice customers and work with some very friendly volunteers.

If you are interested pop in the coffee shop and speak to Sandra Hall or ring her on 07517 108586.

Magdalene Coffee Shop 5* Rating


Magdalene Coffee Shop in Taunton Minster has been issued a 5 Star Rating for the Coffee Shop.  Well done, Sandra!—great news and all credit to you for carefully managing the whole operation, especially the complexities of food management and compliance.

Taunton Minster Historic Service


On Sunday 13th March, at a special historic service, St Mary Magdalene church was officially confirmed as Taunton Minster by the Bishop of Taunton, The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley.

Minster Prayer

Loving God,
you call us together Taunton to work in partnership
with one another for the benefit of the whole community;
you give gifts to each one of us
so that we may serve you both in our work and in our leisure;
you enable us to communicate your love to those in need;
grant that we may continue to respond to your call
as we seek you in our neighbours.
As the Minster Church of St Mary Magdalene,
Help us to be a service to our Town, County and Diocese,
in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.