St John's Church


The Church reopens on Sunday 23rd February with an 8am Holy Communion [BCP] service followed by a 10am Benefice Communion Service to which all are invited, we then have Evensong Service at 5pm

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Welcome to St John's Church, Glastonbury

A Christian Spiritual Centre at the Heart of the Town for everyone.

Find out more about our mission statement & aims here. Should you wish to arrange for a wedding, baptism or funeral, please contact us through the Parish Office initially or go to the Forms section of our Publications page and complete and return the appropriate one.


St John’s 2020 services — when and where

St John’s church building has been closed for all of 2019 to undergo major refurbishment. Reopening date is February 23 in 2020. Meanwhile St John’s people, including choir, meet at the two other churches in the benefice. Changes to St John’s traditional location and time are underlined.

— Normal monthly pattern —

1st Sunday of the month (January 5)

Note the change of time back to familiar 9:30 for first Sundays

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

9:30am Holy Communion (St John’s rite) at St Ben’s

5pm Evensong at St Ben’s (location can vary monthly)

2nd Sunday (January 12)

8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Ben’s

11am Holy Communion combined service at St Mary’s Meare

5pm Healing Service at St Ben’s

3rd Sunday (January 19)

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

9:30am Holy Communion (St John’s rite) at St Ben’s

4th Sunday (January 26)

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

9:30am Holy Communion (St John’s rite) at St Ben’s

5th Sunday of the month*

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662)

10am Joint benefice Communion

(* In 2020, fifth Sundays occur only in March, May, August and November. Venue will be announced: the three churches in the benefice take turns.)

— Mid-week services —

Every Tuesday

9am Morning Prayer at St Ben’s

10:30am Holy Communion at St Ben’s

10:30am Holy Communion at St Patrick's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey

Every Wednesday

9am Morning Prayer at St Ben’s

Every Thursday (in summer)

10:30am Holy Communion at St Margaret’s Chapel, Magdalene Street

Every Friday

9am Morning Prayer at Abbey House

The vicar adds: “All this will constantly be discussed and, if necessary, changed, but I hope that this will work for the next 12 months [until the works at St John’s are finished — reopening is on February 23].”

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays@One - Lunchtime Concerts in St John's in 2020
Wednesday 4th March - Saturday 4th July 2020

"COME & SING STAINER'S CRUCIFIXION" - Saturday 21st March, 6pm
Saturday 21st March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

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St John's is part of the Inclusive Church network

St John's affirms that it does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.  more
Added: 15th October 2018

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Securing The Future

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To create a modern, fresh, and flexible interior within a medieval church building to enhance worship, to provide an open space for a variety of worship and community activities, and to display and celebrate the historical legacy of the building and its prominent place within the Town of Glastonbury.

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Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being exploited or harmed.

Safeguarding in the church community - making our churches safe for young people and vulnerable adults - is everyone's responsibility.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you wish to report concerns or abuse please call one of the numbers shown below:

Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Stuart Clark Tel: 07747770872

Joan Lewsey Tel: (01458) 741594
Bill Wych Tel: (01458) 833255

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Glenys Armstrong Tel: 01749 685135

Contact Us

St John's Church
High Street

01458 830060