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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.

Contact Email


PLEASE NOTE the contact email has been changed to … … it is no longer

Church Bank Account


CHURCH BANK ACCOUNT Following formal recognition by the Charity Commission of TAUNTON MINSTER as the new working name for ‘PCC St Mary Magdalene Taunton’, the name of the church bank account has been changed to TAUNTON MINSTER.

This means from now on, all cheques in favour of the church should be made out to

TAUNTON MINSTER. A cheque written with the old name will have to be returned and a replacement requested in the name of TAUNTON MINSTER.

The bank account number is not being changed and, therefore, no action is necessary in respect of Standing Orders and Direct Debits.

New ‘paying-in’ books for cash deposits will be brought into use as soon as they are

received from the bank. In the meantime, we shall continue to use the current books, amending the account name by hand to TAUNTON MINSTER.

Any queries please to Nigel Birkett, Acting Treasurer.

Ukranian Memorial


Taunton Minster is to start hosting a series of special services for Ukrainians living in the area.

More than a quarter of the Ukrainian population has been displaced by the effects of war, mainly into Western Europe.  There are already believed to be around 100 family groups of Ukrainians being hosted in the greater Taunton area with more arriving each week.

The vicar at the Minster, Revd. Tobie Osmond, says: “We are going to do a weekly service each Thursday at midday   … and possibly a monthly evening service if it is called for.  We are calling it a Memorial Service for Ukraine for families and supporters who have lost loved ones but  haven’t been able to attend funerals.  There will be prayers for those who mourn and for peace.  I am really hoping that through our contacts with CHARIS and other local refugee charities Ukrainians will be able to say some prayers in their home tongue, at least the Lord’s Prayer, but hopefully more.  There will also be opportunities to light candles for those that are being remembered”.

All are welcome.  It will be an opportunity for the community to come together to pray, reflect and where appropriate to grieve.

For further information please contact Revd. Tobie Osmond 01823 272441

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.